Narrative:The Bandeirante couldn't gain enough height after take-off and had to avoid trees and buildings for 3000m. When turning left, the aircraft stalled, struck a hill with the left wingtip and skidded for 100m while breaking up. A fire erupted. Five occupants survived the initial crash but four died within a day as a result of their injuries.
|Date:||Wednesday 2 September 1981|
|Type:||Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante|
|Operator:||Taxi Aéreo El Venado|
|C/n / msn:|| 110206|
|First flight:|| 1979|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 20|
|Total:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 22 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||3 km (1.9 mls) from Paipa (Colombia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Paipa-Juan Jose Rondon Airport (SKPA), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia|
The aircraft was overloaded.
» Eugene Register-Guard - Sep 3, 1981
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Paipa-Juan Jose Rondon Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 581 km (363 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.