ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-188A Electra HK-777 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG)
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Date:Monday 27 August 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operator:Aerocondor - Aerovías Cóndor de Colombia
Registration: HK-777
MSN: 1115
First flight: 1959-12-22 (13 years 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants: 36
Total:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 12 km SE of Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Cartagena-Rafael Núñez Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
A Lockheed L-188A Electra passenger plane was destroyed when it flew into the side of the Cerro el Cable mountain shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia. All 36 passengers and six crew members were killed.
The airplane, operated by Aerocondor was bound for San Andres Island (ADZ) with en route stops at Cartagena (CTG) and Barranquilla (BAQ).
Apparently the flight crew did not follow the prescribed departure procedure following takeoff from Bogota's runway 12. It struck the side of a cloud covered mountainside and broke up.


photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-HK-777
accident date: 27-08-1973
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: HK-777
photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-HK-777
accident date: 27-08-1973
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: HK-777

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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Cartagena-Rafael Núñez Airport as the crow flies is 653 km (408 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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