Date: December 24, 1966
Time: 09:56
Location: Cascubel River, Colombia
Operator: AVIANCA
Flight #: 729
Route: Bogota - Cali
AC Type: Douglas C-47A-80-DL
Registration: HK-161
cn / ln: 19630
Aboard: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Fatalities: 29   (passengers:26  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into the southern slopes of Tajumbina Peak at 11,600 ft. while approaching Cali. Lack of cockpit discipline. Consuming alcohol shortly before the flight. Not following the recommended route. Incorrectly reported positions. Continuing VFR in IFR conditions. Flying below minimum safe altitude for a VFR approach.

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