Samiksha Jaiswal

1947 Avianca Douglas DC 4 crash

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Passengers  49
Survivors  0
Date  15 February 1947
Operator  Avianca
Passenger count  49
Fatalities  53
Aircraft type  Douglas DC-4
Number of deaths  53
Survivor  0
Crew count  4
1947 Avianca Douglas DC-4 crash httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Summary  CFIT due to pilot/navigation error
Site  Mount El Tablazo, near Bogotá, Colombia
Similar  Eastern Air Lines Flight 605, 1947 Croydon Dakota a, United Airlines Flight 521, Pennsylvania Central Airlines Fl, Pan Am Flight 923

On February 15, 1947, an Avianca Douglas DC-4 registered C-114 crashed into Mount El Tablazo en route from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Colombia, killing all 53 people on board.

Mount El Tablazo was shrouded in fog when, at 12:18 local time, the aircraft crashed into it at an elevation of about 10,500 feet. The cause of the crash was determined to be pilot error, with the crew deviating from the designated airway and flying below a safe altitude.

The crash was the deadliest aviation disaster of 1947, and was eventually tied with the crash of an Eastern Air Lines DC-4 near Baltimore three months later.

References

1947 Avianca Douglas DC-4 crash Wikipedia


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