ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) HK-2497 Villavicencio
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 30 March 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:LANC Colombia - Lineas Aéreas Norte de Colombia
Registration: HK-2497
MSN: 27079/15634
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Villavicencio (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:La Macarena Airport (LMC), Colombia
The aircraft departed from Villavicencio for a flight to La Macarena. When climbing through an altitude of 1900 feet, the no. 1 engine began to vibrate. The engine was shut down and the crew decided to return to the airport for an emergency landing on runway 22. They were not able to reach the runway and a wheels-up forced landing was carried out in a field.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Left engine failure (no. 1), as a consequence of a bad adjustment in the intake valves of cylinders # 8 and 9, which remained stuck in open position, allowing the passage of the flame, presenting high temperature, which caused loss of performance of the aircraft".

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

Forced landing outside airport

» Aeronautica Civil de Colombia


photo of Douglas-C-47B-HK-2497
accident date: 30-03-1996
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: HK-2497
photo of Douglas-C-47B-HK-2497-P
accident date: 30-03-1996
type: Douglas C-47B (DC-3)
registration: HK-2497-P

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 Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to La Macarena Airport as the crow flies is 221 km (138 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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