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 Boeing 737-700 in San Andres: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2010 at 0147 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4682
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogota - San Andres
MSN:
32416/1270
YOM:
2002
Flight number:
ARE8250
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
125
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Approach was performed in bad weather conditions, with heavy rain falls, thunderstorms activity and low visibility at night. On final, crew as informed by ATC of a 4,000 meters visibility in rain showers. Captain continued the approach but aircraft hit the ground 49 meters short of runway 06 threshold. All landing gear and both engines were sheared off, aircraft slid on runway and eventually broke in three. Two passengers were killed.
Probable cause:
Execution of the flight below the angle of approach, due to a misjudgment of the crew, believing to be much higher, leading the aircraft to fly a typical trajectory of a 'black hole' illusion, which was experienced during the night-time approach to a runway with low contrast surrounded in bright focused lights, aggravated by bad weather of heavy rain.

Crash of a Boeing 747-200 in Bogota: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 7, 2008 at 0352 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N714CK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogota-Miami
MSN:
22446/519
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
8874
Captain / Total hours on type:
2874.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
11373
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2853
Aircraft flight hours:
90613
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off, crew informed ATC about engine fire and requested to return to Bogota-El Dorado airport. Later, the aircraft lost height and hit a farm before crashing in an open field ocated 20 km west of Bogota. All eight crew members were seriously injured while 3 people living in the farm were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-200 in Bogota

Date & Time: Jan 28, 2008 at 2302 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3997
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Maracaibo-Bogota
MSN:
391
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
ARE053
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
19565
Circumstances:

On landing, the left main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft veered off runway. All occupants escaped without any injury but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that the maintenance was not properly performed.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Bogota: 7 killed

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2007 at 2022 LT
Registration:
HK-4422
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bogota-Leticia
MSN:
BB-0377
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7

Crash of a Boeing 727-100 in Leticia: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 18, 2006 at 2105 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3667-X
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogota-Leticia
MSN:
19430
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making a cargo flight from Bogota to Leticia with a crew of 3 on board, 3 passengers and a cargo of fish. On approach to Leticia-Alfredo Vasquez Cobo airport, the aircraft struck an antenna and crashed near the village of San Sebastián de los Lagos. All 6 occupants were killed. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were good with 10 km visibility, wind calm and patches of fog.

Crash of a Boeing 727-200 in Bogota

Date & Time: Aug 17, 2006 at 0054 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3985
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogota-Barranquilla
MSN:
20465/814
YOM:
1970
Flight number:
KRE192
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
71978
Circumstances:

While on a taxiway for departure, the right landing gear broke. The aircraft stopped and was damaged beyond repair. All three crew escaped uninjured.