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Avianca Flight 671

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Date  21 January 1960
Crew  7
Passengers  39
Avianca Flight 671
Site  Sangster International Airport Montego Bay, Jamaica
Fatalities  37 (2 crew, 35 passengers)
Survivors  9 (5 crew, 4 passengers)

Avianca Flight 671 was a Lockheed Constellation that crashed and burned on landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 21 January 1960, killing 37 people, making it the worst accident in Jamaican aviation history. The aircraft was a Lockheed L-1049E Super Constellation that was used by Avianca for its Bogota-Montego Bay routes.

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Aircraft

Avianca Flight 671, registration HK-177, was a Lockheed L-1049E Super Constellation en route from Miami International Airport to Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Accident

The plane made a heavy touchdown, bounced and landed back on the runway, then skidded down the runway in flames, coming to rest inverted, 1900 feet from the runway threshold and 200 feet to the left.

Aftermath

Thirty-seven people were killed in the accident, making it the worst accident in Jamaican aviation history. Among the victims was Thomas C. Capehart, son of American Senator Homer E. Capehart.

References

Avianca Flight 671 Wikipedia


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