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 Basler BT-67 in Palanquero: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 18, 2009 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-1670
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Palanquero - Palanquero
MSN:
19125
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
One instructor and four student pilots were engaged in a training mission in the region of Palanquero-German Olano airport. In unknown circumstances, the converted turboprop DC-3 crashed 8 km from the airport. All five occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Basler BT-67 in El Jaguey

Date & Time: Jul 23, 2004 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAS117
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
24509
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at El Jaguey Airstrip, the aircraft suffered a hydraulic failure and became uncontrollable. It veered off runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest few dozen metres further. All 24 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Basler BT-67 in Ocaña

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2003
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PNC-212
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
13110
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Ocaña-Aguas Claras Airstrip, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran and came to rest in a ditch. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Basler BT-67 in Chilanga

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAS119
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6204
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing at Chilanga-Los Comandos Airport, the crew encountered technical problems with the brakes. The aircraft veered off runway and collided with trees. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Loss of control after touchdown due to technical problems with the brakes.

Crash of a Basler BT-67 near Pueblo Rico: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 2, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-1659
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Apiay - Pereira
MSN:
16236/32984
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The crew departed Apiay AFB on a flight to Pereira, carrying seven crew members who were taking part to a supply mission to ground troops fighting FARC soldiers who attacked communications relays. While cruising at an altitude of 11,200 feet in poor weather conditions, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Montezuma located about 5 km northwest of Pueblo Rico. All seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Basler BT-67 in Newton: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1997 at 1528 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TZ-389
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Oshkosh - Newton
MSN:
26002
YOM:
1943
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
5350
Captain / Total hours on type:
3775.00
Aircraft flight hours:
17616
Circumstances:
At 1400 cst, modified Douglas DC-3C/BT-67R, TZ-389, and Beech A36, N3657A, began formation flight to get DC-3 flying time and for the 2nd occupant of the A36 to get aerial photos of the DC-3. A witness saw the airplanes at 500 feet to 700 feet agl, "flying close together heading north." He said "the big plane (DC-3) was flying straight and level. The little plane (A36) was just to the west of the big plane. The little plane then hit the big plane near the middle." After impact, pieces of acft were seen falling. Another witness saw the DC-3 heading north and the A36 circling it above and below. On its last pass, the A36 circled behind the DC-3, then crossed over the top and hitting the top of the DC-3. About 5 seconds after impact, the DC-3 gently rolled/turned westbound (apparently descending and gaining airspeed); the left wing then came off, followed by the right wing about 2 seconds later. Parts of the A36 empennage were found 3590 to 4,910 feet from the main wreckage. There was evidence that during impact, the DC-3 elevator and rudder controls were severed. No preimpact anomalies were found. At 1445 cst, an AIRMET had been issued, forecasting light to moderate turbulence below 8,000 feet msl. Toxicology tests of the DC-3 copilot's blood showed 0.127 mcg/ml amitriptyline (a prescription antidepressant with sedative side effects), 0.039 mcg/ml nortriptyline (metabolite of amitriptyline), and an undetermined amount of ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine (over-the-counter medications used in cold preparations, diet aids and stimulants).
Probable cause:
Failure of the Beech A36 pilot to maintain clearance from the modified Douglas DC-3, while positioning the A36 for photography of the DC-3.
Final Report:

Crash of a Basler BT-67 in Lobito: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1994 at 0715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N96BF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lobito - Luanda
MSN:
13321
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a humanitarian flight from Lobito to Luanda on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross, carrying two pilots and a load of 4,6 tons of green beans. After takeoff, while climbing to a height of about 50 feet, the aircraft stalled and crashed by the runway. The aircraft was destroyed and both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty but it is believed that the loss of control that occurred during initial climb was the consequence of an unexpected shift of the cargo.