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Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Monday 18 February 1991
Time:ca 14:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registration: HK-2758
C/n / msn: 770
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Otú Airport (OTU) (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Otú Airport (OTU/SKOT), Colombia
Narrative:
The Twin Otter was seized by guerrillas soon after landing. After all 22 passengers had been allowed to disembark, the guerrillas set fire to the aircraft.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.10
» El Tiempo, 19-2-1991


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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 Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Otú Airport as the crow flies is 130 km (81 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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