Accident Fairchild F-27 HK-1139, Saturday 5 February 1972
ASN logo

Date:Saturday 5 February 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild F-27
Owner/operator:TAC Colombia
Registration: HK-1139
MSN: 75
Year of manufacture:1960
Fatalities:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Valledupar Airport (VUP) -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Valledupar Airport (VUP/SKVP)
The F-27 took off from Bogotá at 12:25 for a flight to Valledupar. The aircraft went missing but the wreckage was found 3 days later.



  • 45th worst accident in 1972
  • 53rd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 16th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


Revision history:


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314