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.
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain
» El Tiempo 24-1-1985
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 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.