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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 Douglas DC-3A in Villavicencio: 7 killed

Date & Time: May 28, 1994 at 0738 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2213
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Villavicencio – Puerto Carreño – La Primavera
MSN:
11752
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Less than three minutes after takeoff from Villavicencio-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport, while climbing, the captain reported engine problems to ATC. While approaching an open field at low speed in an attempt to make an emergency landing, the crew lost control of the airplane that stalled and crashed. All three crew members and four passengers were killed while 21 others were injured. A passenger escaped uninjured. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact. It was reported that one of the engine lost power during initial climb and white smoke was coming out.
Probable cause:
Engine problems for unknown reasons.