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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 5 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Operator:TAC Colombia
Registration: HK-1139
C/n / msn: 75
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Valledupar Airport (VUP) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Valledupar Airport (VUP/SKVP), Colombia
Flightnumber: 772
Narrative:
The F-27 took off from Bogotá at 12:25 for a flight to Valledupar. The aircraft went missing but the wreckage was found 3 days later.



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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Valledupar Airport as the crow flies is 642 km (401 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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Fairchild F-27

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