Date: August 23, 1962
Time: 1557
Location: Barrancabermeja, Colombia
Operator: Taxader Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Berranca Bermeja - Bucaramanga
AC Type: Douglas DC-3
Registration: HK-794
cn / ln: 4551
Aboard: 32   (passengers:29  crew:3)
Fatalities: 20   (passengers:18  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: While taking off, the aircraft began to veer to the left. The pilot corrected to avoid a collision with the T wind indicator and crossed into the parking apron. The pilot applied full power and decided to take off from the apron. The starboard wing struck two helicopters, cart wheeled and burst into flames. Pilot error. Poor flight technique, faulty judgment in trying to take off outside of the main runway.

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