Accident Douglas DC-3A HK-107,
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Date:Saturday 29 July 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A
Registration: HK-107
MSN: 11723
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:17
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Las Palomas -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV)
Destination airport:Paz de Ariporo-Casanare Airport (PZA/SKPZ)
Two Avianca DC-3 aircraft, HK-107 and HK-1341 crashed following a mid-air collision over the Las Palomas mountain range, Colombia. All 38 passengers and crew members were killed.
Flight 626 departed Villavicencio (VVC) at 06:20 for a domestic flight to Paz de Ariporo (PZA), Arauca (AUC) and Saravena (RVE). There were three crew members and eighteen passengers on board.
The other flight, carried out by HK-1341, departed Villavicencio at 06:22 on a flight to El Yopal (EYP), Trinidad (TDA), Orocue (ORC) and Las Gaviotas (LGT).
There were three crew members and fourteen passengers on board.
Both aircraft were heading in the same direction, initially with a separation of two minutes. About thirty minutes after takeoff both aircraft collided and crashed.


La Nacion - Jul 30, 1972



photo (c) Cesar Avila; Las Palomas; 30 December 2020

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