Accident Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4) HK-172, Thursday 15 January 1976
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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)
Owner/operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-172
MSN: 10280
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:30 km E of Chipaque -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:La Macarena Airport (LMC)
Struck a cloud covered mountain peak at 11620 feet (3540 m) and fell 800 m into a canyon.


Aviation News 06.02.1976
El Tiempo - 16 Jan 1976

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22 September 1968 HK-172 Avianca 0 Santiago Airport (SCU) non


  • 36th worst accident in 1976
  • 85th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 83rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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