Vliegtuigongeval op 18 MAR 1999 met Douglas DC-3C HK-337 - Tame
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:donderdag 18 maart 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:ALIANSA Colombia
Registratie: HK-337
Constructienummer: 11831
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:29475
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:44,8 km (28 mijl) W of Tame (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport en El Yopal Airport bedraagt 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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