Descripción:A Douglas C-118A (DC-6) cargo plane was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia. All three crew members and five of the nine passengers were killed. The airplane reportedly failed to gain sufficient height on takeoff from runway 30. It struck a tree and broke up.
|Fecha:||29 ABR 1978|
|Operador:||Líneas Aéreas del Caribe - LAC Colombia|
|Numéro de série:|| 43565/243|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1952|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 9|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 12 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Destruido|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||ca 1 km NW of Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (Colombia)
|Fase:|| Ascenso Inicial (ICL)|
|Naturaleza:||Vuelo Doméstico No Programado|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Barranquilla Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia|
Authorities reported after the accident that it was not authorized to carry passengers on this airplane as it was configured for cargo flights.
» El Tiempo - 30 Abr 1978
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 Barranquilla Airport as the crow flies is 688 km (430 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.