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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Date:Sunday 10 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-438
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-556
C/n / msn: 4958
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saliente del Rio Guape, Cordillera Oriental (   Colombia)
Crash site elevation: 2195 m (7201 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Uribe Airport (URI), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
The aircraft took off from La Uribe at 19:00, but failed to arrive at its destination. The wreckage was located 35 days later on the Saliente del Rio Guape Mountain in the Cordillera Oriental at an elevation of 7200 feet.

» Flight International 23.04.1977 (1092)
» El Tiempo 17 May 1977, p1+8A


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