Date: May 19, 1993
Time: 15:04
Location: Near Medellin, Colombia
Operator: SAM Colombia
Flight #: 501
Route: Panama City - Medellin
AC Type: Boeing B-727-46
Registration: HK-2422X
cn / ln: 18876/217
Aboard: 132   (passengers:125  crew:7)
Fatalities: 132   (passengers:125  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane hit Mt. Paramo Frontino at 12,300 ft. while on approach to Maria Cordova Airport. Errors by the crew and the ATC. The aircraft descended into mountainous terrain before actually reaching the Abejorral NDB beacon. The VOR/DME had been sabotaged by terrorists and not in service.

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