Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in San Antonio de Prado: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2016 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-3804
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Medellín – Juradó
MSN:
208B-0315
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, while climbing, the aircraft suffered engine problems. As the crew was unable to return to Medellín, the captain attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft hit a hill and crashed in trees. A pilot and three passengers were killed while seven others occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. The crew was performing a charter flight to Juradó.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 in Puerto Gaitán

Date & Time: Apr 6, 2016 at 0625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2663
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Gaitán – Villavicencio
MSN:
10210
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Puerto Gaitán Airport, while on a cargo flight to Villavicencio, an engine failed. The crew decided to return to Puerto Gaitán but as the captain realized this was not possible, he reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing in a prairie located few km from the airport. The aircraft belly landed and slid for several yards before coming to rest in flames. All three crew members were injured and evacuated while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

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 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Yumbillo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-MIC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cali - Cali
MSN:
208B-0841
YOM:
2002
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a radiogoniometric operation from Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport. En route, the single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a dense wooded area located near Yumbillo. All three occupants were killed and the aircraft, equipped with a LIDAR system, was destroyed.

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 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 Casa CN-235M-100 in Agustín Codazzi: 11 killed

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2015 at 1430 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAC1261
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Palanquero – Valledupar – Barranquilla
MSN:
C-118
YOM:
1997
Country:
Crew on board:
11
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Palanquero AFB to Barranquilla with an intermediate stop in Valledupar. En route, while cruising in poor weather conditions, the crew informed ATC about an engine problem and all contacts were lost. It is believed the aircraft then stalled and crashed in a prairie located near Agustín Codazzi, some 50 km south of Valledupar. All 11 crew members were killed. They were performing a special mission on behalf of the Colombian Intelligence Forces.
Crew:
Maj Adalberto Ramírez,
Lt Sergio Bojacá,
2nd Lt Luisa Salazar,
2nd Lt Andrés Rojas,
1st Tec Juan Carlos Correa,
Tec Jorge Iván Angulo,
Tec Giovany Roa,
Tec Tercero Juan Camilo Rivera,
Tec Tercero Hawer Moreno,
Tec Elkin Sierra,
Tec Édgar Contreras.

Crash of a Cessna T303 Crusader near Nuquí: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2015 at 1256 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4677-G
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nuquí – Quibdo
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a taxi flight from Nuquí to Quibdo with one pilot and two passengers on board, an 18 years old woman and her son aged 8 months. En route, the contact was lost with the pilot and the aircraft at 1256LT when it crashed in a jungle located east of Nuquí. The wreckage was located four days later only and the pilot was killed. As both passengers were not found at the accident site, SAR operations were conducted and they were eventually found few hours later, walking in the jungle. It was a miracle as the woman was slightly injured and the baby was unhurt. They were evacuated to the nearest hospital for treatment.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A off Puerto Colombia: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 20, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N917TF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
257138
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft took off in the day from an airfield located in Venezuela with two passengers, two pilots and a load of 1,3 ton of narcotics, en route to Central America. While cruising over the Caribbean Sea off the Colombian coast, the aircraft was intercepted by a fighter of the Colombian Air Force. In unclear situation, the right engine of the Hawker caught fire (shot down ?). The crew descended in a low nose down attitude until the aircraft impacted the sea and disintegrated. All four occupants were killed and the load of narcotics was found floating in the sea. Three dead bodies and some debris of the aircraft were found few days later on a beach located northeast of Puerto Colombia. The aircraft was identified as N917TF which departed Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Floria for Toluca, Mexico on May 1, 2015. It was formally cancelled from the U.S. register on June 2, 2015 as exported to Mexico.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a Colombian fighter.