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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 208 Caravan I in El Rosal: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 1994 at 1427 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-3479
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Furatena – Quipama – Boyaca – Bogotá
MSN:
208-0143
YOM:
1989
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
While descending to Bogotá-El Dorado Airport, the single engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near El Rosal, about 19 km northwest of the airport. A passenger was seriously injured while eight other occupants were killed. For unknown reasons, the pilot was completing the approach at an unsafe altitude.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle near Guasca

Date & Time: Jul 12, 1993 at 1145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-5038
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogotá - Apiay
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Bogotá Airport at 1124LT on a flight to Apiay AFB (Villavicencio), carrying four high ranking officers of the Colombian Army Forces and three crew members. About 20 minutes into the flight, while cruising at an altitude of 10,000 feet, the crew declared an emergency after one of the engine failed in flight. The crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed near Guasca, about 35 km northeast of Bogotá-El Dorado Airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all seven occupants were injured.
Crew:
Cpt José Ortiz, pilot,
Jairo Guevara, copilot,
Henry Chaparro, engineer.
Passengers:
Gen Norberto Adrada Córdoba,
Gen Jorge Enrique Mora Rangel,
Maj Horacio Lema Galeano,
Lt Col Gustavo Plazas.
Probable cause:
Engine failure in flight for unknown reasons.

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.