Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 23 January 1985
Time:ca. 10:30
Type:Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:AIRES Colombia
Registration: HK-2638
C/n / msn: 110341
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Buga (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Florencia Airport (FLA/SKFL), Colombia
Destination airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Flightnumber: 585
Narrative:
An Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante passenger plane, HK-2638, was destroyed in an accident near Buga, Colombia. All 15 passengers and two crew members were killed.
AIRES Colombia flight 585 departed Florencia Airport (FLA) on a domestic flight to Cali Airport (CLO), Colombia. An intermediate stop was made at Neiva from were it took off at 09:35. The aircraft crashed into a mountain at 8600 feet after reporting at the Tulua VOR descending to FL105.

This same day, ACES lost a DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft also due to VFR flight into IMC conditions.


PROBABLE CAUSE: Continued VFR flight in adverse weather.

Events:


Sources:
» El Tiempo 24-1-1985


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Distance from Florencia Airport to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 234 km (146 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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