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Last updated: 28 November 2015
Datum:Samstag 8 April 1995
Flugzeugtyp:Convair CV-580
Fluggesellschaft:SEC Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-3675
Werknummer: 214
Baujahr: 1954
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:8030
Triebwerk: 2 Allison 501-D13D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Espinal-Aguablanca Agricultural Airstrip (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Espinal-Aguablanca Agricultural Airstrip, Kolumbien
Flug nach:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Kolumbien
A Convair CV-580 cargo plane was destroyed in a takeoff accident at Espinal-Aguablanca Agricultural Airstrip, Colombia. All four crew members survived the accident.
The accident airplane had been stolen in December 1992 and was later found to have landed on the airstrip at Espinal. The certificate of airworthiness was suspended by Colombian authorities. It was then bought by SEC Colombia in June 1994. The airline performed a C-1 check on site at Espinal and prepared the plane for a ferry flight to Bogotá (BOG), Colombia. On April 8, 1995 the airplane was ready to be ferried.
The crew attempted a takeoff from runway 26, a 1010-meter gravel airstrip. The airplane drifted to the left of the runway and failed to become airborne. It continued past the end of the runway, crossed a road and came to rest 275 m further on. A fire erupted, consuming almost the entire aircraft.
The gravel airstrip was intended to be used by agricultural aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 4400 pounds. The Convair's takeoff weight was 38.888 pounds.

translated from original Spanish report
The probable cause of this accident was the decision of the captain and the copilot of the airplane to take off from a runway unfit for this flight, finding a lack of performance on the soft surface, which prevented it to reach the VMCA, V1, VR, V2 speeds.
Authorization by the company SEC to carry out a takeoff from a runway unfit for the flight.

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Distance from Espinal-Aguablanca Agricultural Airstrip to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 100 km (63 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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