Date & Time: Aug 27, 1973 at 0745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-188 Electra
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Bogotá – Cartagena – Barranquilla – San Andres
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from runway 12 at Bogotá-El Dorado Airport, while in initial climb in limited visibility, the four engine airplane struck the slope of Mt El Cable located 11 km southeast of the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 42 occupants were killed.
It is believed that the crew failed to follow the departure procedures and that initial climb was completed with an erroneous track. The lack of visibility due to fog was considered as a contributing factor.