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Tolima

Crash of a Beechcraft 99 in Ibagué: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 2, 2018 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PNC-0203
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Ibagué – Mariquita
MSN:
U-199
YOM:
1983
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew departed Bogotá on a training flight to Mariquita with an intermediate stop at Ibagué-Perales Airport. While on approach by night, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located few km from the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all four crew members were killed.
Crew:
Maj Andrés Valbuena Cadena,
Lt Carlos Andrés León Caicedo,
Lt Juan Alcides Sosa Triana,
Sub John Wílfer Parra Solano.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Mariquita: 10 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 2014
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4464
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guaymaral – Bahía Solano
MSN:
31-7952229
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was on its way from Guaymaral (Bogota) to Bahia Solano with ten people on board, among them five infants. En route, the pilot informed ATC about technical problems and received the authorization to divert to Mariquita-José Celestino Mutis Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames near a wooded area located in Victoria, few km from the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire and all ten occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in La Leona: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jun 23, 2012 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EJC-1131
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Melgar - Saravena
MSN:
208-1199
YOM:
2007
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from the Tolemaida Air Base located near Melgar to the airport of Saravena-Los Colonizadores. While cruising some 35 km from its departure point, the single engine aircraft crashed in a field in unknown circumstances. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Cunday: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 22, 2006 at 0720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-5054
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Antioquia-Cunday
MSN:
208-0285
YOM:
1991
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

On approach in poor visibility, the single engine aircraft hit Cerro La Siberia and was destroyed. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-60 Aerostar (Ted Smith 600) near Cajamarca: 5 killed

Date & Time: Feb 6, 2003 at 1539 LT
Registration:
HK-3645P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Guaymaral – Girardot – Popayán
MSN:
60-0159-072
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
11169
Captain / Total hours on type:
31.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2169
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a flight from Guaymaral to Popayán with an intermediate stop in Girardot, carrying four passengers and one pilot. The aircraft departed Girardot-Santiago Vila Airport at 1523LT. The pilot contacted Bogotá Control and reported his altitude at 4,200 feet bound to the west. At 1537LT, he received the QNH pressure. Two minutes later, while cruising in clouds, the aircraft collided with trees and crashed on the slope of a mountain, bursting into flames. The wreckage was found on Mt San Isidro five days later. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the pilot decided to continue under VFR mode in IMC conditions.
Final Report:

Crash of a Convair CV-580 in Espinal

Date & Time: Apr 8, 1995 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
HK-3675
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Espinal - Bogotá
MSN:
214
YOM:
1954
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
242
Captain / Total hours on type:
50.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
208
Copilot / Total hours on type:
8
Aircraft flight hours:
28843
Aircraft flight cycles:
8030
Circumstances:
The aircraft had been stolen in December 1992 and was later found abandoned at Espinal Airfield. SEC Colombia bought it and completed an in-site C1 check before transferring it to Bogotá-El Dorado Airport. While taking off from runway 26 ( gravel strip of 1,010 metres long), the aircraft deviated to the left and failed to lift off. It overran, crossed a road and came to rest 275 metres further, bursting into flames. All four crew members were able to escape and were uninjured while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the gravel runway 26 at Espinal Airfield was inappropriate for such type of aircraft. The runway was certified for agricultural aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 4,400 pounds while the Convair's takeoff weight was 38,888 pounds. The probable cause of this accident was the decision of the crew to take off from a runway unfit for this flight, finding a lack of performance on the soft surface, which prevented it to reach the VMCA, V1, VR, V2 speeds. The authorization by the company SEC to carry out a takeoff from a runway unfit for the flight was considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream GI in Ibagué: 15 killed

Date & Time: Feb 5, 1990 at 0837 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3315X
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bogotá – Neiva – Ibagué
MSN:
24
YOM:
1959
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
15
Circumstances:
While approaching Ibagué-Perales Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and was unable to locate the runway. In such conditions, the captain decided to initiate a go-around procedure and informed ATC that he would divert to the alternate airport if a second attempt-to-land would be abandoned. Few minutes later, while flying at an altitude of 5,000 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Saludo located 5,6 km west of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and all 15 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the aircraft deviated from the published go-around route for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Handley Page HPR.7 Dart Herald 401 near Roncesvalles: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 5, 1989 at 2344 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2702
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bogotá – Cali
MSN:
180
YOM:
1964
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
While cruising by night on a cargo flight from Bogotá to Cali, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with heavy rain falls. In poor visibility, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Roncesvalles. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all six occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Cessna 402 on Mt Nevado del Tolima: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 26, 1986
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2329P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Panama City - Bogotá
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While cruising at an altitude of 18,000 feet in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Nevado del Tolima. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-70-DL in Mariquita: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 12, 1982 at 1730 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2580
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mariquita - Mariquita
MSN:
19127
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Girardot Airport bound for Mariquita on a training flight. After the crew completed nine touch-and-go at Mariquita Airport, the crew took off for a new local circuit. During initial climb, the pilot-in-command initiated a sharp turn to the left when the left wing tip struck the ground, causing the aircraft to crash near the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all four crew members were killed as well as one people on the ground.