Airplane Crash - Cascubel River, Colombia 12/24/1966

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cascubel River, Colombia


Date12/24/1966
Time09:56
LocationCascubel River, Colombia
OperatorAVIANCA
Flight #729
RouteBogota - Cali
TypeDouglas C-47A-80-DL
RegistrationHK-161
Cn/In19630
Aboard29
Fatalities29
Ground0
SummaryCrashed into the southern slopes of Tajumbina Peak at 11,600 ft. while approaching Cali. Lack of cockpit discipline. Consuming alcohol shortly before the flight. Not following the recommended route. Incorrectly reported positions. Continuing VFR in IFR conditions. Flying below minimum safe altitude for a VFR approach.

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