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Last updated: 26 September 2017
Fecha:jueves 17 marzo 1988
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-21
Registración: HK-1716
Numéro de série: 18999/240
Año de Construcción: 1966-03-08 (22 years )
Horas Totales de la Célula:43848
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 136 / Ocupantes: 136
Total:Fatalidades: 143 / Ocupantes: 143
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:25 km (15.6 milles) NW of Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC) (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 1993 m (6539 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cartagena-Rafael Núñez Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Número de Vuelo:AV410
Struck El Espartillo Mountainat 6343 feet (1933 m) after takeoff from runway 33.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES: "1. Active: A. Personnel factors - Pilot-in-command - Procedures, Regulations and instructions
a) Diverted attention from operation of aircraft and failed to exercise adequate and constant supervision over the performance of his co-pilot;
b) Tolerated inappropriate interference with cockpit discipline by authorized persons with access to the flight deck;
c) Continued VFR flight into IMC.
B. Personnel factor - Non-crew pilot in cockpit - Procedures, regulations and instructions
Interfered constantly with the normal operation of the aircraft, distracting the crew from the efficient execution of their duties.
2. Passive
A. Personnel factor- Crew- Procedures, regulations and instructions: lack of teamwork on the part of the crew, reflected in the failure to coordinate the instructions needed to take off and climb out in VMC using a profile established in accordance with the specific conditions.
B. Other factors - Meeting the schedule: The delays resulting from the change of aircraft for mechanical reasons contributed to the decision by the pilot-in-command to give inappropriate support to company priorities and request to depart, rather than waiting as recommended by the Control Tower, in order to avoid adding to the delays already experienced."

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#5)
» ICAO Circular 2660-AN/154 (12-26)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
08 MAR 1966 N321PA Pan Am
20 SEP 1974 HK-1716 Avianca

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport to Cartagena-Rafael Núñez Airport as the crow flies is 430 km (269 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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