Date & Time: Apr 6, 2016 at 0625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Puerto Gaitán – Villavicencio
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Puerto Gaitán Airport, while on a cargo flight to Villavicencio, an engine failed. The crew decided to return to Puerto Gaitán but as the captain realized this was not possible, he reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in a prairie located few km from the airport. The aircraft belly landed and slid for several yards before coming to rest in flames. All three crew members were injured and evacuated while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.