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Crash of an Avro RJ85 in La Ceja: 71 killed

Date & Time: Nov 28, 2016 at 2158 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-2933
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Cruz - Medellín
MSN:
E.2348
YOM:
1999
Flight number:
LMI2933
Country:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
68
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
71
Captain / Total flying hours:
6692
Captain / Total hours on type:
3417.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6923
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1474
Aircraft flight hours:
21640
Aircraft flight cycles:
19737
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a charter flight from Santa Cruz-Viru Viru to Medellín-José María Córdova (Rionegro) Airport, carrying members of the Chapecoense Real soccer team from Brazil who were traveling to Medellín to play against Atletico Nacional for a Copa Sudamericana game. The descent to Medellín was started by night and in good weather conditions when it seems that the encountered electrical problem. At 2156LT, while descending to FL155, the four engine aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located on the slope of a mountain located in the Cerro Gordo, near the city of La Ceja, about 17 km south from runway 01 threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact but there was no fire. Six (two crew member and four passengers) were injured and evacuated while 71 other occupants were killed. According to first investigations, the crew encountered electrical problems and the aircraft may have suffered a fuel exhaustion. Due to the combination of several factors and findings that were detected during initial investigations, it was determined that the primary cause of the accident may have been a fuel exhaustion. The board of investigation was then in a process to determine the exact circumstances of the occurrence and to understand the course of events and the exact behavior and flight supervision (instruments, fuel jauges, flight preparation, operations, permission, ground assistance) on part of the flight crew and the operator. On December 2, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bolivia revoked with immediate effect the Air Operator Certificate of LAMIA. All flights have been suspended since.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the accident was the consequence of an inappropriate planning and execution of the flight, since the amount of fuel required to fly from the airport of destination to an alternate airport was not considered, nor was the amount of reserve fuel, nor the contingency fuel, nor the minimum landing fuel, quantities of fuel required by aeronautical regulations for the execution of the type of international flight that the aircraft CP-2339 was performing. The following factors were considered as contributing:
- Loss of situational awareness,
– Premature configuration of the aircraft for landing,
– Latent deficiencies,
– Lack of operational supervision and control of part of Operator,
– Organizational and operational deviation on the part of the Operator (non compliant to standard procedures).
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in San Antonio de Prado: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2016 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-3804
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Medellín – Juradó
MSN:
208B-0315
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, while climbing, the aircraft suffered engine problems. As the crew was unable to return to Medellín, the captain attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft hit a hill and crashed in trees. A pilot and three passengers were killed while seven others occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. The crew was performing a charter flight to Juradó.

Crash of a Piper PA-60 Aerostar in San Pedro de los Milagros: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 11, 2015 at 2230 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N164HH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Fe de Antioquia - Medellín
MSN:
60-0012
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a regional flight within the State of Antioquia, carrying staff and materials on behalf of the team taking part to the production of a Tom Cruise movie. While flying by night, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain and was destroyed upon impact. A passenger was seriously injured while both other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-700 in San Andres: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2010 at 0147 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4682
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogota - San Andres
MSN:
32416/1270
YOM:
2002
Flight number:
ARE8250
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
125
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Approach was performed in bad weather conditions, with heavy rain falls, thunderstorms activity and low visibility at night. On final, crew as informed by ATC of a 4,000 meters visibility in rain showers. Captain continued the approach but aircraft hit the ground 49 meters short of runway 06 threshold. All landing gear and both engines were sheared off, aircraft slid on runway and eventually broke in three. Two passengers were killed.
Probable cause:
Execution of the flight below the angle of approach, due to a misjudgment of the crew, believing to be much higher, leading the aircraft to fly a typical trajectory of a 'black hole' illusion, which was experienced during the night-time approach to a runway with low contrast surrounded in bright focused lights, aggravated by bad weather of heavy rain.

Explosion of a Basler BT-67 in Medellin

Date & Time: Feb 18, 2009 at 1510 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PNC-0211
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medellin - Quibdo
MSN:
25667
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crew and passengers were boarding the airplane when an explosion occurred. Nobody was hurt but aircraft was destroyed. All passengers were policemen of the anti riot squad and it seems that the explosion was caused by the inadvertent detonation of a grenade used by police corps.

Crash of a Cessna 414 Chancellor in San Andres, Colombia

Date & Time: Jul 26, 2008 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-JBD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Salvador-Barranquilla
MSN:
414-0629
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

En route to Barranquilla, crew informed ATC about engine problem and elected to divert to San Andres-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Airport. On final approach, aircraft crashed into the sea. Both pilots escaped.

Crash of a Boeing 747-200 in Medellin

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2006 at 0702 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N922FT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medellin-Miami
MSN:
22768
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
TDX444
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
78767
Circumstances:
During takeoff run, the crew decided to abort due to engine problem. On a wet runway, the aircraft could not be brought to a normal stop, overran the runway and lost its nose gear. All occupants escaped without injury but the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Gavilan 358 in Nueva Antioquia: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 24, 2006 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ARC-416
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

On final approach to Nueva Antioquia airport, the aircraft crashed for unknown reasons, killing all three occupants, two pilots and one passenger. It is the first accident involving a Gavilan 358, a Colombian single engine aircraft capable to carry 6 passengers and a crew of 2.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Medellín: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 15, 2004 at 0746 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1503
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Villavicencio - Medellín
MSN:
17064/34331
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Villavicencio to Medellin-José Maria Cordova airport. During descent in poor weather, the crew should divert to Medellin-Enrique Olaya Herrera airport de to thick fog at the other destination. On approach, the aircraft struck a mountain located dozen kilometres from airport. All occupants were killed. For unknown reasons, the crew was approaching too low.

Crash of a Swearingen SA227AC Metro III in Carepa: 5 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2004 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-4275
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogota-Carepa
MSN:
AC-676
YOM:
1987
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
19335
Circumstances:

The commuter was flying from Bogota to Carepa-Los Cedros Airport. On final approach, crew received permission to land. Suddenly, the aircraft hit the ground 300 feet short of runway. Both pilots and three passenger were killed. The two other passengers were seriously injured.