Date & Time: Aug 7, 1974 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Aero Proveedora Proa
Landing (descent or approach)
Mariquita - Mariquita
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a local training flight at Mariquita Airport. On final approach, the instructor simulated an engine failure and reduced the power on the left engine when the pilot-in-command lost control of the airplane that stalled and crashed 500 meters short of runway 18 threshold. Two pilots were killed while four others were injured.
It was determined that the accident was the consequence of a poor crew coordination while the instructor failed to supervise properly the pilot under training. He also failed to pay sufficient attention to the approach configuration and failed to realize that the approach speed was too low.