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Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Popayán: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2019 at 1411 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-5229
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Popayán - López de Micay
MSN:
31-7405212
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Popayán-Guillermo León Valencia Airport, while climbing, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed onto a house located near the airport. Seven occupants were killed while two others were seriously injured as well as five people on the ground.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32A in Popayán: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2002 at 0853 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4171X
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Popayán – Medellín
MSN:
2508
YOM:
1991
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
9798
Captain / Total hours on type:
1548.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1069
Copilot / Total hours on type:
855
Aircraft flight hours:
3153
Circumstances:
The aircraft was chartered to transfer groups of prisoners from Medellín to Popayán on behalf of the National Penitentiary and Prison Institute. Fifty prisoners just disembarked at Popayán Airport when the crew departed on a ferry flight to Medellín for a second similar rotation. Popayán Airport is located at an altitude of 1,733 metres and its runway is 1,906 metres long. For unknown reasons, the crew decided to start the takeoff procedure from the intersection, reducing the available takeoff distance to 910 metres. Also, the flaps were deployed to an angle of 25° instead of 15° and the engine power was set at 95% instead of 100% as stipulated in the company procedures for airport located above the altitude of 1,400 metres. During the takeoff roll, at a distance of 150 metres from the runway end, the pilot realized he could not make it so he rejected the takeoff procedure and started an emergency braking manoeuvre. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, struck trees and came to rest, broken in two. Three passengers were killed while five other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Improper execution by the crew by not following the procedures, instructions and manuals of the aircraft manufacturer and approved to the SELVA company by the UAEAC, specifically when attempting to perform a takeoff in a wrong configuration, with a reduced power setting and an insufficient runway length for the execution of the procedure.
Final Report:

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante on Mt Nevado del Huila: 8 killed

Date & Time: Aug 14, 1995 at 0943 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2594
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Neiva - Cali
MSN:
110-310
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
ARE413
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
5892
Captain / Total hours on type:
91.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
451
Copilot / Total hours on type:
187
Aircraft flight hours:
29923
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Neiva-Benito Salas Airport at 0922LT on a regular schedule flight to Cali, carrying six passengers and two pilots. After departure, the crew was cleared to climb under VFR to the altitude of 14,500 feet. The last radio communication was recorded at 0940LT and three minutes later, while cruising in clouds at the altitude of 14,271 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Nevado del Huila (5,750 metres high). SAR operations were initiated but the wreckage was found 10 days later only, at an altitude of 4,350 metres. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident due to lack of evidences. CVR, FDR, ATC communication and debris analysis failed to determine a possible cause to the accident. The following factors were reported:
- The crew deviated from the planned route,
- Reporting of inaccurate positions on the points that had projected in the Flight Plan,
- Using a route on a flight level that requires the use of oxygen both for individuals and crews.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter in Guapi: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 25, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-1114
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
823
YOM:
1983
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
2300
Circumstances:
Two minutes after takeoff from Guapi-Juan Casiano Solis Airport, while climbing, the single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed, bursting into flames. A passenger was seriously injured while three other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Piendamó

Date & Time: Oct 13, 1969
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-660
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Popayán – Cali
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Owned by the Colombian Air Force but operated by the Colombian Presidency, the aircraft was completing a charter flight from Popayán to Cali, carrying Felipe Herrera, Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (Banco interamericano de desarollo) and staff. Few minutes after takeoff from Popayán Airport, engine developed trouble and the crew decided to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing. The airplane crash landed in a prairie located two km from Piendamó, about 22 km northeast of Popayán, and came to rest. While all 12 occupants escaped uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine trouble in flight.