• Short Summary

    In Colombia, all 42 people (36 passengers and six crew) on board a Colombian airliner were killed when it crashed into a mountainside in heavy mist on Monday (August 27, 1973).

  • Description

    In Colombia, all 42 people (36 passengers and six crew) on board a Colombian airliner were killed when it crashed into a mountainside in heavy mist on Monday (August 27, 1973). The four-engined lockhead Electra turbo-prop crashed only seven minutes after take-off from Bogota's Eldorado international airport. It hit the "El Cable" mountain about 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) above sea level and burst into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed and bodies were scattered over an area of about 1,000 square yards (metres). Airport sources said the plane should have turned before reaching the mountain.

    The aircraft which was owned by the Aerocondor Airlines, was to have called at the Colombian Caribbean ports of Cartagena and Barranquilla and the isle of San Andres, on route to Curscao.

    Recovery work was hampered by drizzle, mist and the steep terrain. The Colombian authorities and the airline have begun an investigation into the cause of the crash.

    This was Colombia's second air accident in a week. On August 22nd, an Avianca Airline plane crashed in the east of the country, killing three and seriously injuring fourteen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7747FG42UDE6S2HGO7504KEL
    Media URN:
    VLVA7747FG42UDE6S2HGO7504KEL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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