La Vanguardia Airport

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Vanguardia Airport
Aeropuerto Vanguardia


VVC is located in Colombia
Location of airport in Colombia
Airport type Public
Owner Aerocivil
Serves Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia
Elevation AMSL 1,394 ft / 425 m
Coordinates 04°10′04″N 73°36′49″W / 4.16778°N 73.61361°W / 4.16778; -73.61361
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,000 6,562 Asphalt

La Vanguardia Airport (IATA: VVCICAO: SKVV), Is an airport located in Villavicencio, Colombia. it serves regular passenger, charter and cargo airlines as well as private sectors.

Passenger airlines[edit]

SATENA Embraer 170 at La Vanguardia Airport (July 2012)
Airlines Destinations
Avianca Bogotá
EasyFly Bogotá
LATAM Colombia Bogotá
SATENA Bogotá, La Macarena, Mitú, Puerto Carreño, Puerto Inírida

Cargo airlines[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 June 1985, Douglas C-53D HK-1340 of LACOL Colombia crashed shortly after take-off after the starboard engine failed while the aircraft was on a cargo flight. The aircraft was probably overloaded and it caught fire after crashing into trees. Three of the six people on board were killed.[1]
  • On 28 May 1993, Douglas C-53D HK-2213 of Transoriente Colombia crashed near Villavicencio after both engines failes shortly after take-off from La Vanguardia Airport on a scheduled passenger flight. Seven of the 29 people on board were killed.[2]
  • On 30 March 1996, Douglas C-47B HK-2497 of LANC Colombia was damaged beyond repair in a wheels-up landing on approach to La Vanguardia. The aircraft was on a domestic scheduled passenger flight to La Macarena Airport when an engine problem was encountered and the decision was made to return to La Vanguardia.[3]
  • On 3 November 2010, an explosion took place at the airport warehouse. No casualties were reported. Explosion was caused by a parcel. As a result, several airlines suspended flights from the airport.[4]


  1. ^ "HK-1340 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "HK-2213 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "HK-2497 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  4. ^ sify news Retrieved on 4 November 2010

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