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Cundinamarca

Crash of a Cessna 402B in Cajicá: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2015 at 1003 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4990
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guaymaral - Guaymaral
MSN:
402B-1219
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Three pilots left Bogota-Guaymaral Airport on a training mission. Enroute, the crew informed ATC he was encountering technical problems and the aircraft crashed in a garden and came to rest upside down. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The description from GIAI Colombia is a preliminary report.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle near Pasca: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1990 at 1350 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EJC-102
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Neiva – Bogotá
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Neiva Airport at 1300LT on a flight to Bogotá. En route, the crew declared an emergency when the aircraft crashed on Mt El Peñón located in the region of Pasca. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan II in Alto de la Cabra: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1990
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-3382P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
404-0671
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Crashed on a mountain located near Alto de la Cabra, about 30 km southwest of Bogotá. All five occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-325 Navajo C/R on Mt El Tablazo en Supatá: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 9, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2509P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bucaramanga – Bogotá
MSN:
31-8012101
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Bucaramanga-Palonegro Airport at 1800LT on a flight to Bogotá-El Dorado Airport. About 14 minutes prior to ETA, the pilot declared an emergency when the aircraft crashed on the slope of Mt El Tablazo en Supatá, about 42 km north of Bogotá-El Dorado Airport. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan near El Rosal: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 1986 at 1350 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2591P
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cali – Bogotá
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While approaching Bogotá-El Dorado in limited visibility, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near El Rosal, about 20 km northwest of the airport. The wreckage was found at an altitude of 3,200 meters and all three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
For unknown reasons, the pilot initiated the approach prematurely, causing the aircraft to descend below the minimum prescribed altitude.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan near Quetame: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 24, 1984 at 1215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2685
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bogotá - Villavicencio
MSN:
404-0685
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Bogotá-El Dorado Airport at 1158LT on a charter flight to Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport, carrying five passengers and one pilot. En route, while cruising in poor weather conditions (low clouds and rain falls), the pilot informed ATC about the failure of the left engine. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, the aircraft descended until it struck the slope of a mountain located near Quetame. The aircraft was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine in flight for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Chingaza: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 1983
Registration:
HK-2456P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
31-8052145
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, while climbing, the pilot encountered technical problems and lost control of the airplane that crashed in hilly terrain located near Chingaza, about 40 km southeast of Bogotá. All nine occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 near Quetame: 22 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1982
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2536
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San José del Guaviare - Bogotá
MSN:
713
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
VX189
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
While cruising under VFR mode in poor weather conditions, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Quetame. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all 22 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue under VFR mode into adverse weather conditions (IMC). En route navigation errors on part of the crew and inadequate training procedures were considered as contributing factors.

Crash of a Vickers 745D Viscount near Quetame: 21 killed

Date & Time: Mar 26, 1982 at 1525 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2382
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Villavicencio - Bogotá
MSN:
212
YOM:
1956
Flight number:
RS217
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:
While flying at an altitude of 7,700 feet in stormy weather, the four engine airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near Quetame. The wreckage was found few hours later and all 21 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6BF near Subachoque: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 19, 1982
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1706
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
44168
YOM:
1953
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft was approaching Bogotá-El Dorado Airport when it crashed in a mountainous terrain located about 18 km north of the airport. The wreckage was found on Mt Tablazo near Subachoque. All four crew members were killed.