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Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Ibagué: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 2, 2018 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PNC-0203
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Ibagué – Mariquita
MSN:
U-199
YOM:
1983
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew departed Bogotá on a training flight to Mariquita with an intermediate stop at Ibagué-Perales Airport. While on approach by night, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located few km from the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all four crew members were killed.
Crew:
Maj Andrés Valbuena Cadena,
Lt Carlos Andrés León Caicedo,
Lt Juan Alcides Sosa Triana,
Sub John Wílfer Parra Solano.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Mariquita: 10 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2014
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4464
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guaymaral – Bahía Solano
MSN:
31-7952229
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was on its way from Guaymaral (Bogota) to Bahia Solano with ten people on board, among them five infants. En route, the pilot informed ATC about technical problems and received the authorization to divert to Mariquita-José Celestino Mutis Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames near a wooded area located in Victoria, few km from the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all ten occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in La Leona: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2012 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EJC-1131
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Melgar - Saravena
MSN:
208-1199
YOM:
2007
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a flight from the Tolemaida Air Base located near Melgar to the airport of Saravena-Los Colonizadores. While cruising some 35 km from its departure point, the single engine aircraft crashed in a field in unknown circumstances. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Cunday: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 22, 2006 at 0720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-5054
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Antioquia-Cunday
MSN:
208-0285
YOM:
1991
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

On approach in poor visibility, the single engine aircraft hit Cerro La Siberia and was destroyed. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Convair CV-580 in Espinal

Date & Time: Apr 8, 1995 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-3675
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Espinal-Bogota
MSN:
214
YOM:
1954
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
28843
Aircraft flight cycles:
8030

Crash of a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream GI in Ibague: 15 killed

Date & Time: Feb 5, 1990 at 0837 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3315X
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogota-Neiva-Ibague
MSN:
024
YOM:
1959
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Mariquita: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1982 at 1200 LT
Registration:
HK-2580
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mariquita-Bogota
MSN:
19127
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5

Crash of a Martin 404 in Mariquita: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 7, 1974 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-1485
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mariquita - Mariquita
MSN:
14237
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Mariquita Airport. On final approach, the instructor simulated an engine failure and reduced the power on the left engine when the pilot-in-command lost control of the airplane that stalled and crashed 500 meters short of runway 18 threshold. Two pilots were killed while four others were injured.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the accident was the consequence of a poor crew coordination while the instructor failed to supervise properly the pilot under training. He also failed to pay sufficient attention to the approach configuration and failed to realize that the approach speed was too low.