Accident Douglas DC-4 HK-135, Tuesday 23 June 1959
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Date:Tuesday 23 June 1959
Time:19:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-4
Owner/operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-135
MSN: 10418
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Cerro Baco -   Peru
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU)
Destination airport:Lima-Limatambo Airport (LIM/SPIM)
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-4 passenger plane, registered HK-135, was destroyed in an accident in Peru. All ten passengers and four crew members were killed.
Avianca flight 667 departed Bogotá-Techo Airport at 12:52 on an international passenger flight to Lima, Peru. An en route stop was made at Quito, where the airplane departed at 15:48 following a twenty-minute stopover. Last radio contact with the flight was at 18:45. The flight crew estimated landing at Lima at 20:11.
The aircraft failed to arrive at Lima and was later found to have flown into the side the Cerro Baco Mountain (14500 feet high).

Sources:

El Tiempo - 25 June 1959

Statistics

  • 30th worst accident in 1959
  • 80th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 55th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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