Avianca Flight 410
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Avianca Flight 410 was a flight that crashed at 13:17 on March 17, 1988, near Cucuta, Colombia. The aircraft was a Boeing 727-21 operated by Avianca, the national airline of Colombia. Flight 410 was a regular scheduled domestic passenger flight from Cucuta-Camilo Daza International Airport (CUC) to Cartagena de Indias-Rafael Nunez International Airport (CTG). The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 33 at Cucuta.
The aircraft registration number was HK-1716. That airplane had flown previously with Pan Am, as N321PA. The aircraft was built in 1966, and had 43,848 hours of airframe time.
There were no survivors among the 7 crew and 136 passengers.
The official cause of the crash was a controlled flight into terrain at 6,200 feet. The investigation pointed to a number of probable causes, including a non-crew pilot in the cockpit, whose presence diverted the attention of the pilot and who interfered with the operation of the aircraft, and a lack of teamwork between the pilot and co-pilot. (CRM)
*ICAO Circular 2660-AN/154 (12-26)
*ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (5)
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