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Crash of a Basler BT-67 in Palanquero: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 18, 2009 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-1670
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Palanquero - Palanquero
MSN:
19125
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
One instructor and four student pilots were engaged in a training mission from Palanquero-German Olano Airport. In unknown circumstances, the converted turboprop DC-3 crashed 8 km from the airport. All five occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation I near La Felisa: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 7, 1997 at 0934 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-3885
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Pereira - Medellín
MSN:
500-0135
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3048
Copilot / Total flying hours:
173
Aircraft flight hours:
6274
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Pereira-Matecaña Airport, while climbing, the copilot declared an emergency and reported problems. Shortly later, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed near La Felisa. The aircraft was destroyed and both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
In-flight braking and subsequent separation of both wing tips due to positive wing loading imposed by the unqualified crew exceeding the structural limit stipulated by the manufacturer.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain near Belalcázar: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 21, 1991
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2813P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Medellín – Bogotá
MSN:
31-8252024
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route from Medellín to Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountains area located near Belalcázar. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-B80 Queen Air in Manizales: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 19, 1971
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1024
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Medellín – Manizales
MSN:
LD-397
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Medellín Airport at 0846LT bound for Manizales. While approaching La Nubia Airport, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located 8 km from the airfield. All seven occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Manizales: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 19, 1970 at 0930 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-105
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Palanquero – Manizales
MSN:
265
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While approaching Manizales-La Nubia Airport, the engine failed. The pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed few km from the airfield. Two passengers survived while five other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure on approach.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-80-DL in Marulanda: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 25, 1962 at 1435 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-502
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Manizales – Bogotá
MSN:
19653
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
7579
Captain / Total hours on type:
3815.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1435
Copilot / Total hours on type:
240
Circumstances:
Douglas C-47A, HK-502 was on a non-scheduled domestic flight from Manizales Airport (elevation 3,380 feet) to Bogotá (elevation 8,355 feet). The aircraft took off from Manizales Airport at 1404LT with 2 crew and a load of cargo aboard. At 1420LT HK-502 reported its position over San Felix at an altitude of 12,500 feet and that it estimated Cambao at 1433LT. At 1435LT HK-502 declared an emergency. The aircraft crashed into the mountain immediately after this radio transmission. The accident site was approximately 32 miles from Manizales on a bearing of 300°. The accident was reported by the Salamina authorities at 1440LT. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was due to the faulty procedure on the part of the pilot who made the en route climb from Manizales to San Felix at a low altitude, so that the aircraft became trapped in a canyon and crashed in the San Felix pass at La Aguadita after stalling during a turn at 9,000 feet.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-80-DL in Manizales: 23 killed

Date & Time: Jan 11, 1954 at 0615 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-160
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Medellín – Armenia
MSN:
19540
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
23
Circumstances:
At 0600LT, the crew started the descent to Armenia Airport but was instructed by ATC to divert to Manizales due to poor weather at destination. The crew modified his route and diverted to Manizales Airport located about 60 km north of Armenia. About fifteen minutes later, while descending to Manizales by night and poor weather conditions, the aircraft collided with a mountain shrouded by clouds and disintegrated on impact, killing all 23 occupants.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A in Guarinocito: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 1953 at 1110 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1510
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Girardot – Puerto Boyacá
MSN:
CV-257
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 5,000 feet, the Canso was hit by a Colombian Air Force Republic F-47D Thunderbolt registered 856. Hos pilot left Germán Olano Moreno Airbase in Puerto Salgar for a combined exercice with few other similar fighters. Following the collision, the Canso dove into the ground and crashed in a field located near Guarinocito, killing all four occupants. The pilot of the fighter was able to bail out and was later recovered alive.

Crash of a Beechcraft AT-7C Navigator in Palanquero: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 11, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
504
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Palanquero – Madrid
MSN:
6705
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Palanquero Airport, bound for Madrid AFB, the pilot-in-command was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crashed landed few km from the airport and was damaged beyond repair. A crew member was killed while two others were injured.

Crash of a Boeing 247D near La Esperanza: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-144
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
1949
YOM:
1935
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft christened 'Rodrigo de Bastidas' hit a mountain located 7 km from La Esperanza, north of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano. All six occupants were killed.