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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Datum:Sonntag 17 Oktober 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3 Hiper
Kennzeichen: HK-118
Werknummer: 6182
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:N of Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport, Kolumbien
An Avianca Douglas C-47, HK-118, and a Piper PA-18A Super Cub 150, HK-922P, crashed after colliding in mid-air.
The Piper aircraft had just taken off from Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport and the C-47 was approaching the airport from the north. Both aircraft came down in a wooded area next to the Las Terrazas residential area.

» El Tiempo - 18 Oct 1965
» Vanguardia Liberal 19/10/1965


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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