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Aeropesca Colombia

Aeropesca Colombia / Intercontinental de Aviación
IATA
RS
ICAO
ICT
Callsign
CONTAVIA
Founded 1965 as AeroPesca
Ceased operations 2005
Hubs El Dorado Int'l Airport
Headquarters

Aeropesca Colombia / Intercontinental de Aviación was an airline based in Bogotá, Colombia. It operated domestic services and flights to neighbouring countries. Its main base was located at El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, with a secondary hub at Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport) in Cali.

History

The airline was founded and started operations in 1965 as Aeropesca Colombia.

The airline was forced to cease operating in September 2005 following the crash of West Caribbean Airways Flight 708 in Venezuela. After the crash, the Colombian Civil Aviation authority required that all airlines undergo a special inspection of its maintenance facilities and aircraft. Intercontinental de Aviación was one of three airlines forced to cease operating due to a failure of these inspections (along with Aerotaca and West Caribbean itself).

Fleet

The Aeropesca Colombia / Intercontinental de Aviación fleet consisted of:

Accidents and incidents

  • On 26 August 1981, Vickers Viscount HK-1320 of Aeropesca Colombia flew into Mount Santa Elena killing all 50 people on board.[2]
  • On 11 January 1995, Intercontinental de Aviación Flight 256, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 HK-3839X crashed on approach near Maria La Baja. The accident killed 52 passengers and crew; one person survived the crash.

References

Sources

Colombia portal
Aviation portal


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