Airplane Crash - Bogota, Colombia 09/22/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bogota, Colombia


Date09/22/1966
Time03:15
LocationBogota, Colombia
OperatorAvianca
RouteBogota - Barranquilla
TypeDouglas DC-4
RegistrationHK-174
Cn/In42929
Aboard2
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane struck trees at the end of the runway after trying to make an emergency landing. Material failure consisting in fatigue failure of a number of teeth of the pinion of the governor control unit, which was jammed against the rack in the 'up' position and therefore set for maximum rpm, thus causing the engine to overspeed. This would be in keeping with the fact that the dome ring was at maximum low pitch setting, i.e. high rpm and a runway propeller on take-off.

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