Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 28 March 1985
Time:ca 09:50
Type:Fokker F-28 Fellowship 3000
Operator:SATENA
Registration: FAC-1140
C/n / msn: 11165
First flight: 1981
Total airframe hrs:1327
Cycles:2288
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 40 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 46 / Occupants: 46
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) N of Florencia Airport (FLA) (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Vicente del Caguán-Eduardo Falla Solano Airport (SVI/SKSV), Colombia
Destination airport:Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport (FLA/SKFL), Colombia
Narrative:
The SATENA Fokker F-28 departed Bogotá (BOG) on a service to Florencia (FLA) with en route stops at Neiva (NVA) and San Vicente del Caguán (SVI). Florencia Airport was reportedly closed due to dense fog. Yet, the crew attempted an approach. The airplane struck the side of a fog-shrouded mountain.

Classification:
Low visibility
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Airnieuws 301 (p. 22)
» Willem Wendt


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Distance from San Vicente del Caguán-Eduardo Falla Solano Airport to Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport as the crow flies is 108 km (68 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.
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