AVIANCA Flight 729

AVIANCA Flight 729Saturday December 24, 1966
Crashed 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.

Crash Details

DateSaturday December 24, 1966
LocationCascubel River, Colombia
Passengers26
Crew3
Fatalities29
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas C-47A-80-DL
OperatorAVIANCA
RegistrationHK-161
Flight OriginBogota
Flight Destination Cali
Cascubel River, Colombia
AVIANCA
Douglas C-47A-80-DL
1966