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Crash of a Douglas DC-9 in Neiva

Date & Time: Jun 14, 2002 at 1815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3859X
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bogota-Florencia-Neiva
MSN:
45843
YOM:
1966
Flight number:
ICT8883
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
65
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
73906

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante on Mt Nevado del Huila: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 14, 1995 at 0943 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2594
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Neiva - Cali
MSN:
110-310
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
ARE413
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
5892
Captain / Total hours on type:
91.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
451
Copilot / Total hours on type:
187
Aircraft flight hours:
29923
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Neiva-Benito Salas Airport at 0922LT on a regular schedule flight to Cali, carrying six passengers and two pilots. After departure, the crew was cleared to climb under VFR to the altitude of 14,500 feet. The last radio communication was recorded at 0940LT and three minutes later, while cruising in clouds at the altitude of 14,271 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Nevado del Huila (5,750 metres high). SAR operations were initiated but the wreckage was found 10 days later only, at an altitude of 4,350 metres. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident due to lack of evidences. CVR, FDR, ATC communication and debris analysis failed to determine a possible cause to the accident. The following factors were reported:
- The crew deviated from the planned route,
- Reporting of inaccurate positions on the points that had projected in the Flight Plan,
- Using a route on a flight level that requires the use of oxygen both for individuals and crews.
Final Report:

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.

Crash of a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream GI in Ibagué: 15 killed

Date & Time: Feb 5, 1990 at 0837 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3315X
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Neiva – Ibagué
MSN:
24
YOM:
1959
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
While approaching Ibagué-Perales Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and was unable to locate the runway. In such conditions, the captain decided to initiate a go-around procedure and informed ATC that he would divert to the alternate airport if a second attempt-to-land would be abandoned. Few minutes later, while flying at an altitude of 5,000 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Saludo located 5,6 km west of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all 15 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the aircraft deviated from the published go-around route for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Douglas AC-47B in Colombia: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 1988 at 1400 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-1650
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Villavicencio – Neiva
MSN:
14056/25501
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while on a flight from Villavicencio to Neiva. All eight occupants were killed.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante near Buga: 17 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1985 at 1030 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2638
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Florencia – Neiva – Cali
MSN:
110-341
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
After passing over the Tuluá VOR at an altitude of 10,500 feet, the crew was cleared to start the descent when the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 16 km southeast from Buga. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 17 occupants were killed. The wreckage was found at an altitude of 8,600 feet. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced due mist and intermittent rain falls.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue under VFR mode in IMC conditions.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 near Salento: 4 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 1983
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-651
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Leguizamo – Neiva – Cali – Bogotá
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
En route from Puerto Leguizamo to Neiva, the twin engine airplane struck the slope of Mt El Paramillo located near Solento. All four crew members were killed.

Crash of a Vickers 745D Viscount near Florencia: 50 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1981 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1320
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Florencia - Neiva
MSN:
112
YOM:
1956
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
44
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
50
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport, while cruising in bad weather conditions, the four engine airplane struck the slope of Mt Santa Elena shrouded in clouds and located about 48 km north of Florencia. The wreckage was found few hours later. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 50 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the crew continued to fly under VFR mode in IMC conditions below the minimum safe altitude as published in the procedures.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4 in Neiva

Date & Time: Aug 11, 1981
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-136
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Florencia - Neiva
MSN:
10407
YOM:
1944
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While descending to Neiva Airport, the crew encountered unknown technical problems and completed an emergency landing in an open field. All occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2J Marquise near Neiva: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 1978
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N888MA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Neiva - La Macarena
MSN:
550
YOM:
1972
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Neiva-Benito Salas Airport, the twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area. The wreckage and the five occupants were never found.
Final Report: