Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 7 March 1997
Time:09:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Aerotaxi del Oriente - ATO
Registration: HK-3885
C/n / msn: 500-0135
First flight: 1973
Total airframe hrs:6274
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near La Felisa (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Pereira-Matecaña Airport (PEI/SKPE), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Narrative:
A Cessna 500 Citation I was destroyed in a loss of control accident near La Felisa, Colombia. Both crew members were killed.
The flight departed Pereira (PEI) at 09:14 on a flight to Medellín (EOH). Last radio contact was at 09:34 when the crew issued a Mayday call to the Medellin Approach controller. The airplane was in a high speed descent and crashed.
Investigators did not find any evidence that both pilots ever received any training on a Citation type aircraft.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "In-flight breaking and subsequent separation of the two tips of the wings due to positive wing loading imposed by the unqualified crew exceeding the structural limit stipulated by the manufacturer."

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Distance from Pereira-Matecaña Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 157 km (98 miles).

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