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Last updated: 17 October 2019
Datum:Montag 9 Januar 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-1
Fluggesellschaft:TAVINA Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-1711
Werknummer: 1002
Baujahr: 1974
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Valledupar Airport (VUP/SKVP), Kolumbien
A Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander passenger plane, operated by TAVINA Colombia, was damaged beyond repair in a forced landing in the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta marsh in Colombia. The 16 passengers and two pilots were not injured.
The airplane departed Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) at 08:20 on a domestic flight to Valledupar Airport (VUP). Some 30 minutes into the flight the starboard engine failed. The airplane could not maintain height and the crew carried out a ditching in a marsh. All occupants were rescued.
The Trislander was salvaged Jan. 24, 1978 , and subsequently used for spares.

» Aviation News 17.03.1978
» El Tiempo - 10 Jan. 1978


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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 Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Valledupar Airport as the crow flies is 174 km (109 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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