50 Years ago today: On 29 July 1972 two Avianca DC-3 aircraft collided over Los Palampos; killing all 38 occupants.

Date:Saturday 29 July 1972
Time:06:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:Avianca
Registration:HK-1341
MSN:11716
First flight:1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 21
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Las Palomas (https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/database/country/flags_15/HK.gif   Colombia)
Phase:En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia

Narrative:
Two Avianca DC-3 aircraft, HK-107 and HK-1341 crashed following a mid-air collision over the Las Palomas mountain range, Colombia. All 38 passengers and crew members were killed.
HK-107 departed Villavicencio (VVC) at 06:20 for a domestic flight to Paz de Ariporo (PZA), Arauca (AUC) and Saravena (RVE). There were three crew members and eighteen passengers on board.
The other flight, carried out by HK-1341, departed Villavicencio at 06:22 on a flight to El Yopal (EYP), Trinidad (TDA), Orocue (ORC) and Las Gaviotas (LGT).
There were three crew members and fourteen passengers on board.
Both aircraft were heading in the same direction, initially with a separation of two minutes. About thirty minutes after takeoff both aircraft collided and crashed.