ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) HK-109 Pan de Azucar Peak
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 22 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Registration: HK-109
MSN: 4753
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:32455
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pan de Azucar Peak (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport, Colombia
Avianca Flight 676 departed Bogotá at 13:58 and climbed to 9000 feet. Last radio contact was at 14:50 when the crew reported over Cimitarra at 9000 feet in VMC. The aircraft was found to have crashed on the Pan de Azucar Peak, at an elevation of 7200 feet (2195 m).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command continued to fly VFR in unfavourable meteorological conditions which necessitated operation by instrument flight rules."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (49-52)


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the 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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Douglas DC-3

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