ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4) HK-172 Chipaque
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Date:Thursday 15 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-172
MSN: 10280
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) E of Chipaque (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:La Macarena Airport (LMC), Colombia
Struck a cloud covered mountain peak at 11620 feet (3540 m) and fell 800 m into a canyon.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Aviation News 06.02.1976
» El Tiempo - 16 Jan 1976


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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 La Macarena Airport as the crow flies is 282 km (176 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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