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Datum:vrijdag 14 januari 1966
Tijd:ca 20:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Avianca
Registratie: HK-730
Constructienummer: 18325
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 52 / inzittenden: 60
Totaal:slachtoffers: 56 / inzittenden: 64
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,3 km (0.8 mijl) van Cartagena-Crespo Airport (CTG) (   Colombia)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cartagena-Crespo Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Vluchtnummer:AV4
Beschrijving:
The aircraft arrived at Crespo Airport (CTG) at 19:57 after a flight from Bogotá (BOG). At 20:50 the aircraft was cleared for a runway 36 takeoff for the return flight to Bogotá. The DC-4 climbed to 70 feet over the end of the runway and started to descend again until it struck the sea 1310 m from the runway end, and 152 m left of the extended centerline. The water at the accident site was 4 m deep.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to a maintenance error resulting from inadequate inspection periodic, daily, nightly and transit servicing and consisting in failure to notice the absence of a pin looseness and/or absence of a nut which joins the torsion links of the left landing gear. A possible contributing factor in the accident was pilot error, consisting in involuntary negligence in observing or wrongly interpreting the aircraft instruments during takeoff, at the time of changing over from VFR to IFR flight and/or loss of control of the aircraft by the pilot-in-command when checking the cause of a failure in the landing gear well and no.2 engine.".

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» El Tiempo - 15 Jan. 1966


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Kaart
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 Cartagena-Crespo Airport en Bogotá-Eldorado Airport bedraagt 652 km (408 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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