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Valle del Cauca

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Yumbillo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-MIC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cali - Cali
MSN:
208B-0841
YOM:
2002
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a radiogoniometric operation from Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport. En route, the single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a dense wooded area located near Yumbillo. All three occupants were killed and the aircraft, equipped with a LIDAR system, was destroyed.

Crash of a Comp Air CA-8 in Cali

Date & Time: Mar 8, 2007 at 0653 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2411B
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cali - Medellin
MSN:
S2000
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after take off from Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport, bound for Medellin. Both occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was owned by David Quinones.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680 in Sevilla, Colombia: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 3, 2006 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV-714CP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
680-1689-69
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed near Cuchilla de la Marimonda, 20 NM from Sevilla, Magdalena State, Colombia. The rescue teams found the debris on 12 February 2006 only and the sole occupant was fatally injured. More than 600 kilos of cocaine were also founded amoung the debris.

Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Cali

Date & Time: Jan 8, 2005 at 1548 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VP-BGI
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cartagena – Cali
MSN:
49940
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
RPB7463
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
164
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
41329
Aircraft flight cycles:
18037
Circumstances:
After landing at Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport, the aircraft encountered difficulties to decelerate properly. It overrun the runway 19 (which is 9,842 feet long), lost its undercarriage, collided with the perimeter fence and came to rest on its belly. Six passengers were slightly injured while all other occupants escaped unhurt. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The accident was caused by a chain of errors and mistakes which began by accepting and carrying out a hasty descent that led to the omission of key points in the checklist such as the arming of the spoilers, excessive descent rate and speed and a configuration that led to faulty placement of the aircraft on the runway in abnormal conditions and 862 meters from the normal touchdown point. These conditions caused a vibration of the right main landing gear that could not be controlled by the Shimmy Damper, allowing higher loads to the strength of the undercarriage, which broke.

Crash of a Boeing 757-223 near Buga: 159 killed

Date & Time: Dec 20, 1995 at 2138 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N651AA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Miami - Cali
MSN:
24609
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
AA965
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
155
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
159
Captain / Total flying hours:
13000
Captain / Total hours on type:
2260.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
5800
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2286
Aircraft flight hours:
13782
Aircraft flight cycles:
4922
Circumstances:
At about 18:34 EST, American Airlines Flight 965 took off from Miami for a flight to Cali. At 21:34, while descending to FL200, the crew contacted Cali Approach. The aircraft was 63 nm out of Cali VOR (which is 8nm South of the airport) at the time. Cali cleared the flight for a direct Cali VOR approach and report at Tulua VOR. Followed one minute later by a clearance for a straight in VOR DME approach to runway 19 (the Rozo 1 arrival). The crew then tried to select the Rozo NDB (Non Directional Beacon) on the Flight Management Computer (FMC). Because their Jeppesen approach plates showed 'R' as the code for Rozo, the crew selected this option. But 'R' in the FMC database meant Romeo. Romeo is a navaid 150nm from Rozo, but has the same frequency. The aircraft had just passed Tulua VOR when it started a turn to the left (towards Romeo). This turn caused some confusion in the cockpit since Rozo 1 was to be a straight in approach. 87 Seconds after commencing the turn, the crew activated Heading Select (HDG SEL), which disengaged LNAV and started a right turn. The left turn brought the B757 over mountainous terrain, so a Ground Proximity (GPWS) warning sounded. With increased engine power and nose-up the crew tried to climb. The spoilers were still activated however. The stick shaker then activated and the aircraft crashed into a mountain at about 8900 feet (Cali field elevation being 3153 feet).
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of the combination of the following factors:
1. The flightcrew's failure to adequately plan and execute the approach to runway 19 at SKCL and their inadequate use of automation.
2. Failure of the flightcrew to discontinue the approach into Cali, despite numerous cues alerting them of the inadvisability of continuing the approach.
3. The lack of situational awareness of the flightcrew regarding vertical navigation, proximity to terrain, and the relative location of critical radio aids.
4. Failure of the flightcrew to revert to basic radio navigation at the time when the FMS-assisted navigation became confusing and demanded an excessive workload in a critical phase of the flight.
Final Report:

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante near Buga: 17 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1985 at 1030 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-2638
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Florencia – Neiva – Cali
MSN:
110-341
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
After passing over the Tuluá VOR at an altitude of 10,500 feet, the crew was cleared to start the descent when the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 16 km southeast from Buga. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 17 occupants were killed. The wreckage was found at an altitude of 8,600 feet. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced due mist and intermittent rain falls.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue under VFR mode in IMC conditions.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-40-DK in Cali

Date & Time: May 3, 1983 at 0945 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-1126
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cali - Guapi
MSN:
16860/33608
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Cali-Palmaseca Airport, one of the engine failed. The crew completed an emergency landing near the airport. All 22 occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure after takeoff for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Douglas C-53D-DO Skytrooper in Cali

Date & Time: Aug 3, 1981
Operator:
Registration:
FAC-1128
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cali - Cali
MSN:
4824
YOM:
1941
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local post maintenance test flight at Cali-Palmaseca Airport. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, one of the engine failed. The captain attempted an emergency landing when the airplane crashed on a farm near the airport. All four occupants were injured while there were no casualties on the ground.
Probable cause:
Engine failure after takeoff for unknown reasons.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver near Cali: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 7, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HK-182
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tumaco - Cali
MSN:
751
YOM:
1954
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane was approaching Cali when it crashed in unknown circumstances in a wooded area located some 30 km west of Cali. All five occupants were killed. The airplane was completing a flight from Tumaco-La Florida Airport to Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL near Buenaventura: 27 killed

Date & Time: Aug 12, 1974 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HK-508
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tumaco - Cali
MSN:
4527
YOM:
1942
Flight number:
AV610
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
27
Circumstances:
The crew departed Tumaco-La Florida Airport at 0825LT with an ETA in Cali at 0955LT. En route, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with a limited visibility due to rain falls. The airplane deviated from the prescribed flight plan when, at an altitude of 9,670 feet, it struck the slope of Mt Trujillo located in the region of Buenaventura, about 75 km northwest of Cali Airport. SAR operations were suspended after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. Eventually, the wreckage was found in a ravine on October 31st 1974. All 27 occupants were killed.