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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Sunday 28 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54B-1-DC (DC-4)
Registration: HK-130
MSN: 10469
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cúcuta Airport (CUC) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
A Douglas C-54 passenger plane, operated by Avianca, was damaged beyond repair in a landing accident at Cúcuta Airport (CUC), Colombia. There were no fatalities.
The airplane operated on a flight from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) to Cúcuta. The C-54 landed hard, causing the main undercarriage to penetrate the wing. Fuel tanks were severed and escaping fuel caught fire.

Heavy landing
Runway mishap

» El Tiempo - 29 Jan. 1962


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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 Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 400 km (250 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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