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Crash of a Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8 in Piedecuesta: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 24, 2014
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4892
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bucaramanga – Malaga
MSN:
207-0646
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located near Piedecuesta, while on a flight from Bucaramanga to Malaga. All seven occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31P Navajo in Colombia: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2014 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GSVM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bucaramanga - Bucaramanga
MSN:
31-109
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was engaged in a geodesic work mission over the Coromoro Region, Colombia. In flight, while cruising in poor weather conditions, aircraft hit a mountain slope at an altitude of some 4,500 meters and was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. Debris were found a day later some 50 miles south of Bucaramanga and both occupants (Peter Moore, co-founder of Oracle Geoscience International and Neville Ribeiro, pilot) were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 near Málaga: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 8, 1999 at 1140 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2760
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bucaramanga – Málaga
MSN:
777
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
ATK7655
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
3820
Captain / Total hours on type:
392.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
966
Copilot / Total hours on type:
599
Aircraft flight hours:
34074
Aircraft flight cycles:
52799
Circumstances:
While descending to Málaga Airport, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions with low clouds and strong winds. The aircraft deviated from the prescribed approach path and entered a valley when the crew lost his orientation in clouds. At an altitude of 8,100 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt La Carbonera shrouded in clouds. All five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew continued the descent under VFR mode in IMC conditions.
Final Report:

Crash of a Dornier DO.28D-2 Skyservant in San Vicente de Chucurí

Date & Time: Jul 2, 1996 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-4044
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bucaramanga – San Vicente de Chucurí
MSN:
4154
YOM:
1972
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1123
Aircraft flight hours:
3922
Circumstances:
On final approach to San Vicente de Chucurí Airport, the twin engine aircraft struck an earth mound located few metres short of runway threshold. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in trees. All nine occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Cimitarra: 6 killed

Date & Time: May 14, 1982
Registration:
HK-2203
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Barrancabermeja – Cimitarra
MSN:
31-7852123
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Barrancabermeja-Yariguíes Airport on a charter flight to Cimitarra, carrying four passengers and a crew of two. On final approach, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances few km short of runway. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47 on Mt San Vicente: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 1978
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-668
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cimitarra – Bucaramanga
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to Bucaramanga-Palonegro Airport after military personnel have been dropped off in Cimitarra for the upcoming elections. En route, the airplane struck the slope of Mt San Vicente located in the Cordillera de los Cobardes (Serranía Los Cobardes). The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all five occupants were killed.
Crew:
Cpt José Francisco López Rodriguez, pilot,
Lt Hernán Bravo Bustamante, copilot,
Fernando Hincapié Gómez, technician,
Euledonio Roa Bautista, technician,
Luis Gerardo Maffia Benavides, technician.

Crash of a Vickers 837 Viscount in Bucaramanga

Date & Time: Dec 14, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1267
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Barrancabermeja – Bucaramanga
MSN:
441
YOM:
1960
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, the four engine airplane landed hard at Bucaramanga-Palonegro Airport and bounced several times before landing firmly on the last third of the runway. Aware that he would be unable to stop the airplane within the remaining distance, the captain decided to veer off runway and made a sharp turn to the right when both left main gear and nose gear collapsed. Both left engines struck the ground and the airplane veered off runway and came to rest. All 22 occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4 in El Libano: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 24, 1974 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-728
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bogotá - Barranquilla
MSN:
10507
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 12,000 feet in marginal weather conditions, the four engine airplane stuck the slope of a mountain located near El Libano, about 140 km north of Bogotá. All three crew members were killed. At the time of the accident, the mountain was shrouded in clouds.

Crash of an Avro 748-2A-245 in Bucaramanga: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 5, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-1408
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Medellín – Bucaramanga
MSN:
1657
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
40
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew completed the approach and landing in heavy rain falls. The airplane landed 469 meters past the threshold on a very wet runway 10. After touchdown, the airplane veered to the left then contacted soft ground after a course of 312 meters and eventually crashed into several houses located in the district of San Gerardo. All 44 occupants were evacuated, among them seven were injured. The aircraft was written off. On the ground, three children aged 7, 11 and 12 were killed.
Probable cause:
Lost of control after touchdown due to aquaplaning.

Crash of a Rockwell Shrike Commander 500S in Lebrija: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 27, 1973 at 0715 LT
Registration:
HK-1209
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bucaramanga – Sabana de Torres
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Five minutes after takeoff from Bucaramanga-Gomes Niño Airport, while climbing, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed in unknown circumstances in Lebrija, about 10 km west of the airport. All five occupants were killed.