- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 09, 1954
Time: 00:08
Location: Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
Operator: AVIANCA
Flight #: ?
Route: Lajes, Azores - Bermuda
AC Type: Lockheed 749A-79 Constellation
Registration: HK-163
cn / ln: 2664
Aboard: 30   (passengers:21  crew:9)
Fatalities: 30   (passengers:21  crew:9)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into mountains after poor weather diverted the flight from Santa Maria. Flew opposite to prescribed course after takeoff. Crew error. The failure of the pilot to carry out the normal climb out procedure following takeoff on a flight to Bermuda and his having made a turn to the left instead of to the right, thus flying into the mountains instead of turning out to sea.
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