Crash of a Cessna 402B in Acandí: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2015 at 1001 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4981-G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
402B-1042
YOM:
1976
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On approach to Acandí Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed onto a house located in the district of Miramar. The pilot and a passenger were killed while eight other occupants were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. All passengers were members of a baseball team flying to Acandí to take part to a tournament.

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 Piper PA-60 Aerostar in San Pedro de los Milagros: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 11, 2015 at 2230 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N164HH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Santa Fe de Antioquia - Medellín
MSN:
60-0012
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a regional flight within the State of Antioquia, carrying staff and materials on behalf of the team taking part to the production of a Tom Cruise movie. While flying by night, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain and was destroyed upon impact. A passenger was seriously injured while both other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Let 410 in Capurganá

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2009 at 1726 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4094
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medellin – Capurganá – Rionegro
MSN:
861707
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
11771
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Medellin-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport at 1610LT on a charter flight to Rionegro with an intermediate stop in Capurganá. After landing on runway 03, aircraft veered to the left, went through a grassy area, hit a fence and came to rest in a tree. All 18 occupants were evacuated while two passengers were slightly injured. Captain was seriously injured and aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It appears that crew performed the landing procedure following an unstabilised approach. According to the investigators, pilots lost situational awareness on approach and landing. Fatigue and poor cockpit coordination were considered as contributory factors.

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 Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Monteria: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2008 at 1200 LT
Registration:
HK-1697
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Medellin-Monteria
MSN:
500-3198
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft was performing an ambulance flight from Medellin to Monteria. It crashed enroute near Planeta Rica, killing both occupants. According to Colombian authorities, the accident is due to a technical failure.

Crash of a Comp Air CA-8 in Cali

Date & Time: Mar 8, 2007 at 0653 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2411B
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cali - Medellin
MSN:
S2000
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after take off from Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport, bound for Medellin. Both occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was owned by David Quinones.

Crash of a Douglas DC-8 in Miami

Date & Time: Feb 4, 2007 at 2255 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4277
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medellin-Miami
MSN:
45976/372
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
TPA724
Location:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing on runway 09, after reverse were deployed, the right main landing gear broke off. The aircraft veered on its right and stopped further on. The aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 747-200 in Medellin

Date & Time: Jun 7, 2006 at 0702 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N922FT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medellin-Miami
MSN:
22768
YOM:
1982
Flight number:
TDX444
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
78767
Circumstances:
During takeoff run, the crew decided to abort due to engine problem. On a wet runway, the aircraft could not be brought to a normal stop, overran the runway and lost its nose gear. All occupants escaped without injury but the aircraft was written off.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E near Medellín: 16 killed

Date & Time: Dec 16, 2001 at 1025 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4175X
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Medellín – Quibdó
MSN:
86 16 18
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Captain / Total flying hours:
10482
Captain / Total hours on type:
2340.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
250
Copilot / Total hours on type:
42
Aircraft flight hours:
1863
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport runway 01, the crew initiated a turn to the right and continued to climb. In poor visibility due to clouds, at an altitude of 9,200 feet, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt El Silencio near San Antonio de Prado. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 16 occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, weather was poor with towering cumulus and rain falls.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew failed to comply with the departure route and the company standard operating procedures.
Final Report: