Líneas Aéreas La Urraca
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Líneas Aéreas La Urraca was a Colombian airline.
|Hubs||La Vanguardia Airport|
El Dorado International Airport
The company was formed in 1962 by brothers Jaramillo Henao for the purpose of providing air transport of supplies to more remote communities of the Eastern Plains and the national territories. His place of business was established in the city Vanguardia airport in Villavicencio. Began operations with 2 Douglas B-18 Bolo, a light bomber converted to a cargo plane. Urraca first Curtiss C-46 were delivered later this year. In 1963, Urraca acquired several Douglas DC-3 to extend their routes to replace these routes were previously operated by Aerotaxi regularly, the subsidiary of Avianca.
In 1970, Urraca acquired three Handley Page Heralds for the new secondary routes recently awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority and which had ceased to be operated temporarily by TAC. In 1975, Urraca delivered 2 Britten Norman Islander and changed their livery with various colors. In 1979, the airline ceased operations.
Aircraft used throughout the years were:
Accidents and incidentsEdit
- On 20 June 1969, a Douglas DC-3 was hijacked on a domestic flight from La Vanguardia Airport, Villavicencio to Monterrey Airport, Colombia. The aircraft landed in Cuba.
- On 12 February 1970, Douglas C-47 HK-1270 crashed at Puerto Infrida while attempting to return to Puerto Infrida Airport following an engine overspeed. The aircraft was operating a scheduled passenger flight. All twelve people on board were killed, as were a further two on the ground.
- On 21 January 1972, Vickers Viscount HK-1347 crashed at Funza after an explosion on board. All 20 people on board were killed.