Aeropesca Colombia Flight 217

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Aeropesca Colombia Flight 217
Vickers 745D Viscount, Intercontinental Colombia AN1979467.jpg
Sister-ship to the accident aircraft in a later Intercontinental Colombia livery
Accident
Date26 March 1982
SummaryControlled flight into terrain
SiteQuetame, Colombia
Aircraft
Aircraft typeVickers Viscount 745D
OperatorAeropesca Colombia
RegistrationHK-2382
Flight originLa Vanguardia Airport, Villavicencio, Colombia
DestinationEl Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia
Passengers15
Crew6
Fatalities21
Survivors0

Aeropesca Colombia Flight 217 was an internal scheduled passenger flight in Colombia from La Vanguardia Airport, Villavicencio to El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá.[1] On 26 March 1982 the flight was operated by a four-engined Vickers Viscount turboprop registered HK-2382 which collided with a mountain at 7,700 feet 130 km south east from Bogotá near Quetame in bad weather.[1] The storm hampered rescue attempts but all 21 on-board were killed.[1]

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft was a Vickers Viscount 745D four-engined turboprop that had been built in the United Kingdom in 1956 for Capital Airlines of the United States.[2] First flown on 15 December 1956 it was bought by Aeropesca Colombia in March 1976.[2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Civil Aviation Authority 1974, p. 7/82
  2. ^ a b Eastwood 1991, p. 388
Bibliography
  • World Accident Summary. Civil Aviation Authority (United Kingdom). 1974. ISBN 0-903083-44-2.
  • Eastwood, Tony; John Roach (1991). Turbo Prop Airliner Production List. The Aviation Hobby Shop. ISBN 0-907178-32-4.