Airplane Crash - Berranca Bermeja, Colombia 08/23/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Berranca Bermeja, Colombia


Date08/23/1962
Time15:57
LocationBerranca Bermeja, Colombia
OperatorTaxader Airlines
RouteBerranca Bermeja - Bucaramanga
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationHK-794
Cn/In4551
Aboard32
Fatalities20
Ground0
SummaryWhile taking off, the aircraft began to veer to the left. The pilot corrected to avoid a collision with the T wind indicator and crossed into the parking apron. The pilot applied full power and decided to take off from the apron. The starboard wing struck two helicopters, cart wheeled and burst into flames. Pilot error. Poor flight technique, faulty judgment in trying to take off outside of the main runway.

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