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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 18 marzo 1999
Hora:16:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operador:ALIANSA Colombia
Registración: HK-337
Numéro de série: 11831
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:29475
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Total:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:44,8 km (28 milles) W of Tame (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Descripción:
The aircraft took off from Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport in Colombia for a domestic flight to El Yopal. On board were three crew members and five passengers. The cargo consisted of two loads totalling 2500 kgs. The crew filed a VFR flight plan with a cruising altitude of 11500 feet.
The DC-3C took off at 15:33 hours local time. Last radio contact was at 16:05. The aircraft failed to arrive at El Yopal and a search mission was launched. The aircraft remained missing for 23 days. Finally, on April 12, 1999, the aircraft was located on the Radial 287 from Tame Airport, at 24.2 nautical miles.
The wreckage distribution and the evidence of the intact vegetation around the aircraft indicated that a significant vertical speed and very little forward speed. Apparently the crew lost control of the aircraft due to extreme turbulence and wind gusts.

Probable Cause:

CAUSA PROBABLE:
Posible pérdida del control de la aeronave debido a la presencia de fuertes corrientes de aire o cortantes de viento, acompañado de turbulencia extrema que la hicieron impactar contra el terreno.

FACTOR CONTRIBUYENTE:
Planeación no adecuada del vuelo en ruta, al sobrevolar la cordillera al parecer con la finalidad de realizar en menos tiempo la operación.

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

Fuentes:
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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 Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport to El Yopal Airport as the crow flies is 289 km (181 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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