Crash-aerien 18 MAR 1999 d'un Douglas DC-3C HK-337 - Tame
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:jeudi 18 mars 1999
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Compagnie:ALIANSA Colombia
Immatriculation: HK-337
Numéro de série: 11831
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:29475
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Total:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:44,8 km (28 milles) W of Tame (   Colombie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombie
Aéroport de destination:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombie
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:

Possible loss of control of the aircraft due to the presence of strong air currents or wind shear, accompanied by extreme turbulence that caused it to hit the ground.

Inadequate planning of the en-route flight, overflying the mountain range apparently with the purpose of performing the operation in less time.

Accident investigation:

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

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photo of Douglas-DC-3C-HK-337
accident date: 18-03-1999
type: Douglas DC-3C (C-47A-DK)
registration: HK-337

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport et El Yopal Airport est de 289 km (181 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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