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Status:Final
Date:Sunday 15 April 1973
Time:20:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard Super Ventura
Operator:Pioneer Ventura Aviation
Registration: N175S
MSN: 5371
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chiriguaná, Cesar (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Super Ventura crashed during landing an attempted off airport landing on the premises of an estate. No flight plan had been filed and it appeared the aircraft operated on a drug run.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate supervision of flight crew

Sources:
» NTSB
» El Tiempo 17 April 1973, p1+9A


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