Accident Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 401 HK-2701, Monday 16 September 1991
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Date:Monday 16 September 1991
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 401
Owner/operator:LACOL Colombia
Registration: HK-2701
MSN: 178
Year of manufacture:1964
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknown)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:6 km from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ) -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ)
A Handley Page HPR-7 Herald aircraft, HK-2701, was destroyed when it crashed some six kilometers from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ), Colombia. All seven occupants were killed.
The airplane departed Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia about 13:00 local time on a cargo flight to Barranquilla. The airplane carried amongst others newspapers and mail. Visibility at Barranquilla was limited due to mist.
The airplane struck terrain short of the runway and broke up.


El Tiempo - 17 Sep 1991


  • 70th worst accident in 1991
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; San Andres Island Airport (ADZ); February 1987

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