Avianca Flight 4

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Avianca Flight 4
An Avianca Douglas C-54, similar to the one involved.
Accident summary
Date January 15, 1966
Summary Crash into terrain
Site Off Cartagena, Colombia
Passengers 60
Crew 4
Fatalities 56
Survivors 8
Aircraft type Douglas C-54
Operator Avianca
Registration HK-730
Flight origin Cartagena-Crespo Airport, Cartagena, Colombia
Destination El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia

Avianca Flight 4 was a flight from Cartagena, Colombia to Bogotá, Colombia. After takeoff, as soon as the aircraft reached 100 ft (30.5 m), it stalled and crashed into shallow water. After an investigation that lasted 14 months, it was determined that possible engine failure was to blame as well as poor maintenance and inadequate inspections.

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