Crash of a Cessna T303 Crusader in Bojacá: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 8, 2021 at 1320 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3856-G
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Girardot – Bogotá
MSN:
303-00010
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
En route from Girardot to Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded and hilly terrain near Bojacá. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Guaymaral

Date & Time: Sep 22, 2020 at 0707 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-4669G
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogotá-Guaymaral – Girardot
MSN:
208B-0968
YOM:
2002
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport runway 29, while in initial climb, the engine lost power. The aircraft lost height, struck a concrete wall and lost its undercarriage. It then crash landed in a prairie and slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest. All four occupants escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Bogotá: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2020 at 1544 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4686
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Villagarzón
MSN:
31-344
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed near a wooded area, bursting into flames. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Guaymaral: 8 killed

Date & Time: May 1, 2017 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EJC-1130
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tolemaida - Bogotá
MSN:
208B-1194
YOM:
2006
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was performing a short flight from Tolemaida AFB to Guaymaral Airport in Bogotà. While descending from the west, the aircraft hit trees and crashed on the slope of Cerro Manjui, about 5 km west of the airfield. All eight occupants, among them three civilians, were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-325 Navajo C/R in Bogotá: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3909G
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogotá – Medellín
MSN:
31-7612070
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft crashed in flames in a field, north of the capital City. The aircraft came to rest upside down and was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire. Two people were killed while a third occupant was critically injured.

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.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Bogotá: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 1, 2005 at 1045 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3069P
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá - Puerto Berrío
MSN:
31-8352036
YOM:
1983
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
753
Captain / Total hours on type:
83.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
105
Aircraft flight hours:
2090
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport runway 10, while in initial climb, the crew initiated a left turn in accordance with procedures. The copilot contacted ATC and declared an emergency following technical problems. The crew was immediately cleared to land at his discretion when the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a prairie located 600 metres from the runway 28 threshold. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all eight occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
A possible fuel contamination affected the power on one engine or both. The aircraft was overloaded at takeoff, which, compounded by the considerable loss of power to the engines due to the altitude of the aerodrome, did not allow the pilot to maneuver the aircraft to return to the runway. In addition, the center of gravity, despite being within the permissible limits, was too far behind for an operation in adverse weather conditions.
Final Report:

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B-36 Marquise in Caucasia: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 15, 2001
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2245P
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Caucasia
MSN:
684
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While on final approach to Caucasia Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances 3 km short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680F in Bogotá: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 1995 at 0645 LT
Registration:
HK-913-P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá-El Dorado – Bogotá-Guaymaral
MSN:
680-1234-120
YOM:
1963
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
612
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Bogotá-El Dorado Airport at 0638LT. While climbing, the crew reported technical problems with the right engine and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. While completing a left turn, the crew lost control of the airplane that crashed near Empresa Triturados del Tolima, about 5 km north of the airport, some 7 minutes after takeoff. The aircraft was destroyed and all five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control while completing a turn to return to the airport because the crew failed to recognize the aircraft's limits. Lack of crew training and experience was a contributing factor.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain near Belalcázar: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 21, 1991
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2813P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Medellín – Bogotá
MSN:
31-8252024
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route from Medellín to Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountains area located near Belalcázar. Both occupants were killed.