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 Boeing 737-476 in Leticia

Date & Time: Jan 28, 2017 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-5197
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogotá – Leticia
MSN:
24430/1820
YOM:
7
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown on runway 21 at Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport, the aircraft encountered difficulties to stop within the remaining distance (the runway 21 is 2,000 meters long). When the airplane overran, the main landing gear sank and the aircraft came to rest on its belly. All four crew members were evacuated safely and it seems the aircraft is damaged beyond economical repair.

Crash of a Boeing 727-2J0F in Puerto Carreño: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 20, 2016 at 1723 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4544
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Carreño - Bogota
MSN:
21105/1158
YOM:
22
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The three engine aircraft took off from runway 24 at Puerto Carreño-Germán Olano Airport but failed to get airborne in time, overran, hit two successive perimeter fences and completed the rotation too late. About three minutes later, while performing a turn to the right, maybe in an attempt to return to the airport for an emergency landing, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located about 5 km from the airport. At that time, and according to the video, the crew was apparently completing a fuel dumping procedure. Five crew members were killed while an engineer was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. Runway 24 is 1,800 meters long. The takeoff was kept on a video that shows a too late rotation. It is also possible to see on the video that the engine number two suffered an apparent flame out at liftoff.

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air C90 in Villavicencio: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 12, 2014 at 0620 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4921
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogota – Araracuara
MSN:
LJ-721
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Bogota-El Dorado Airport at 0600LT on an ambulance mission bound for Araracuara, State of Caquetá. Fifteen minutes after takeoff, crew contacted ATC and requested to divert to Villavicencio due to unknown technical problems. On approach to Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport, the King Air stalled and crashed in flames near a road. All five occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire.

Crash of a Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10B1R in Yopal: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 31, 2001 at 1649 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3932X
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogotá – Yopal – Mitú
MSN:
201
YOM:
1966
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
3445
Captain / Total hours on type:
2320.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
320
Copilot / Total hours on type:
320
Aircraft flight hours:
24072
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Bogotá-El Dorado Airport on a cargo flight to Mitú via Yopal, carrying three passengers, three crew members and a load consisting of 14 drums of fuel. On approach to Mitú-Fabio A. León Bentley, the aircraft was too low. On short final, the left main gear struck a fence and was torn off. A hydraulic failure occurred and the captain decided to divert to Yopal Airport for an emergency landing. While descending to Yopal Airport, following a holding pattern to burn fuel, the right engine failed. The aircraft lost height and crashed 7,9 km short of runway 05. Three people were rescued while three others including one crew member were killed.
Probable cause:
Low situational alert by the pilot-in-command during the final stage of the approach to Mitú Airport and his failure to adequately plan the approach to Yopal Airport during an emergency situation. The following contributing factors were identified:
- Passive attitude of the crew, especially the captain during critical situation,
- Poor crew resources management,
- Lack of crew communication,
- Relative low copilot experience.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-32B in Medellín: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 22, 1998 at 0014 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3930X
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Medellín
MSN:
3309
YOM:
1993
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
5554
Captain / Total hours on type:
1100.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2017
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1000
Aircraft flight hours:
3106
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Bogotá-El Dorado Airport on a cargo flight to Medellín, carrying two passengers, three crew members and a load of newspapers. On approach to Medellín-José María Córdova Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and reduced visibility due to thick fog. On short final, the aircraft was too low, struck trees and crashed one km short of runway 36. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue the approach in below minima weather conditions due to thick fog until the aircraft impacted terrain. The crew failed to initiate a go-around procedure to divert to a suitable terrain.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 650 Citation VI near Bogotá: 4 killed

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1994
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
PT-OMV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Manaus - Bogotá
MSN:
650-0200
YOM:
1991
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew initiated the descent to Bogotá-El Dorado Airport in limited visibility when the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located about 40 km northwest of Bogotá. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all four occupants were killed.

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 Rockwell Gulfstream 690C Jetprop 840 in Colombia: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 15, 1990
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2478W
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cali – Bogotá
MSN:
690-11609
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while on a flight from Cali to Bogotá. Both occupants were killed.

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.