Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 4 July 1991
Time:09:10
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:Helicol Colombia
Registration: HK-2889X
C/n / msn: 606
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near El Yopal (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Narrative:
The aircraft deviated 20deg to the left of the intended 360deg course either the pilot failed to correct for a westerly crosswind, or he deviated around bad weather. The pilot continued VFR flight in unfavorable visibility and collided with a hill.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#266)


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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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