Vliegtuigongeval op 19 APR 1960 met Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando HK-390 - Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG)
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Datum:dinsdag 19 april 1960
Tijd:00:08 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Lloyd Aéreo Colombiano
Registratie: HK-390
Constructienummer: 32954
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:8289
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 31 / inzittenden: 44
Totaal:slachtoffers: 37 / inzittenden: 51
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Vluchtnummer: 503
LACSA Flight 503 departed Miami at 13:45 GMT for a flight to Barranquilla, Medellin and Bogotá. The flight left Medellin at 22:58 for the last leg of the flight. Cruising altitude was FL135. After contacting Bogotá control tower at 00:03, the crew received the following information: "runway 12, wind calm, altimeter 30.33, restriction owing to aircraft accident in the safety zone near taxiway B". A long downwind leg was flown because another aircraft was taxiing along the main runway toward the apron. On finals the aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot failed to take proper action to counteract the loss of speed and height in the final approach turn.
Contributing factors: 1) Lack of operational control by the airlines concerned. 2) The pilot in command lacked experience as a transport pilot. 3) It is probable that the report from the control tower at Eldorado that the runway was restricted because another aircraft had crashed in the safety zone had a psychological effect on the pilot."


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport en Bogotá-Eldorado Airport bedraagt 231 km (145 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Curtiss C-46

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