Date & Time: Dec 11, 1991 at 1520 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Landing (descent or approach)
Medellín – Bogotá
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft was ferried from Medellín to Bogotá after repairs were conducted at Medellín Airport following a gear problems last September 23. On approach to Bogotá-El Dorado Airport, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 20 km north of the airport. All eight occupants were killed.
For unknown reasons, the crew was approaching the airport at an insufficient altitude. Lack of visibility due to clouds was a contributing factor.