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Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-202 in Acandí: 4 killed

Accident description

  • Flight
  • Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
  • Yes
  • Mountains
  • Panama City - Panama City
  • Acandí, Chocó
  • Colombia
  • South America
  • 2
  • 0
  • 4
  • 4
  • 0
  • 4
  • Crew was engaged in an anti narcotic flight over Colombia when aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of Acandí, Province of Chocó. The four passengers were killed while both pilots were injured. Crew consisted of five US citizens and one Panamanian. Aircraft left Balboa AFB at Panama City in the evening. It was reported that registration could be N356PH but this was not confirmed yet by US authorities.