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Last updated: 25 September 2020
Datum:Sonntag 31 März 1991
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 745D Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:Intercontinental de Aviación
Kennzeichen: HK-1708
Werknummer: 138
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Kolumbien
The Viscount suffered a double AI failure during cruise in turbulence at FL160. Control was regained at 4000 feet and a safe emergency landing was carried out at Medellin. Inspection after landing showed substantial airframe damage (a.o. a crack in the lower main spar boom extending across 35% of its chord). It is believed that the damage had been caused by a gear collapse February 14, 1988.

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photo of Vickers-745D-Viscount-HK-1708
accident date: 31-03-1991
type: Vickers 745D Viscount
registration: HK-1708

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 Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 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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