Taxader Airlines

Taxader Airlines Thursday August 23, 1962
While 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.

Crash Details

DateThursday August 23, 1962
LocationBarrancabermeja, Colombia
Passengers29
Crew3
Fatalities20
Survivors12
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-3
OperatorTaxader Airlines
RegistrationHK-794
Flight OriginBerranca Bermeja
Flight Destination Bucaramanga
Barrancabermeja, Colombia
Taxader Airlines
Douglas DC-3
1962