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Date:Wednesday 14 December 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 837 Viscount
Operator:TAC Colombia
Registration: HK-1267
MSN: 441
First flight: 1960-05-02 (17 years 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport (EJA/SKEJ), Colombia
Destination airport:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
The Vickers Viscount passenger plane was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Bucaramanga (BGA), Colombia. The aircraft landed heavily and bounced. It then touched down again on the last third of the runway. The pilot carried out a violent ground loop. The nose and left hand main landing gear legs collapsed and the aircraft slewed to a halt with damage to the port wing and also to the No.1 and No.2 propellers and engines . There were no injuries amongst the crew and passengers.

Bounced on landing
Runway mishap

» Vickers Viscount Network (
» El Tiempo 15 December 1977, pUltimaD


photo of Vickers-837-Viscount-HK-1267
accident date: 14-12-1977
type: Vickers 837 Viscount
registration: HK-1267
photo of Vickers-837-Viscount-OE-LAL
accident date: 14-12-1977
type: Vickers 837 Viscount
registration: OE-LAL

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 Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport to Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport as the crow flies is 69 km (43 miles).

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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