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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Datum:vrijdag 2 november 1973
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 101
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Lineas Aéreas La Urraca
Registratie: HK-718
Constructienummer: 150
Bouwjaar: 1961
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknown)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 12
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) (   Colombia)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport (AUC/SKUC), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
When landing at Arauca (AUC) after a flight from Paz de Ariporo (PZA) and Tame (TME) a loss of hydraulic fluid was noted on the left main gear hydraulic system. A split hose was changed before the aircraft left for a flight to Cúcuta. Some 5 minutes after takeoff a burning smell and smoke were noticed in the cockpit. It appeared then that the undercarriage was still extended, though the undercarriage indicators in the cockpit didn't show this.
The crew elected to divert to Villavicencio and made two low runs over the field to obtain instructions from the chief of maintenance and the airline's instructor.
While on final approach to runway 22 the pilot was told by the instructor on the ground to feather the no. 1 engine as a precautionary measure. After passing the threshold at low altitude, power was reapplied and the aircraft turned slowly to the left, lost altitude and crashed in flames.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport en Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport bedraagt 217 km (135 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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