Air France Flight 422

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Air France Flight 422
B727 TAME HC-BZR GYE June 2000.jpg
A TAME Boeing 727-200 similar to the one that involved in the accident
Accident summary
Date 20 April 1998
Summary Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT)
Site Bogotá, Colombia
Passengers 43
Crew 10
Fatalities 53 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Boeing 727
Operator TAME on behalf of Air France
Registration HC-BSU
Flight origin El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia
Destination Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador

Air France Flight 422 was a scheduled flight on 20 April 1998 by Air France from Bogotá, Colombia, to Quito, Ecuador, covering the final leg of a flight from Paris to Bogotá, operated by TAME on behalf of Air France. The Boeing 727 was destroyed, killing all 53 people on board, when it crashed into the mountains east of Bogotá because of foggy weather and low visibility after taking off from Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. The plane was owned by TAME, the Ecuadoran airline, but operated on a wet-lease basis to Air France as the final leg of its flight from Paris.[1]


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Coordinates: 4°35′56″N 74°04′51″W / 4.59889°N 74.08083°W / 4.59889; -74.08083