Accident Douglas C-118A (DC-6) HK-1705, Saturday 29 April 1978
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Date:Saturday 29 April 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Owner/operator:Líneas Aéreas del Caribe - LAC Colombia
Registration: HK-1705
MSN: 43565/243
Year of manufacture:1952
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 1 km NW of Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) -   Colombia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ)
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.
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


  • 49th worst accident in 1978
  • 51st worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 45th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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