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Last updated: 22 January 2019
Date:Wednesday 2 September 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-2651
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
Aircraft damage: 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 Bandeirante couldn't gain enough height after takeoff and had to avoid trees and buildings for 3000 m. When turning left, the aircraft stalled, struck a hill with the left wingtip and skidded for 100 m while breaking up. A fire erupted. Five occupants survived the initial crash but four died within a day as a result of their injuries.
The aircraft was overloaded.

Loss of control

» Eugene Register-Guard - Sep 3, 1981


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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).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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