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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Fecha:jueves 8 abril 1999
Hora:ca 11:35
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Aerotaca Colombia - Aerotransportes Casanare
Registración: HK-2760
Numéro de série: 777
Año de Construcción: 1981
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:15 km (9.4 milles) W of Málaga Airport (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Málaga Airport (SKLA), Colombia
The Twin Otter was on a flight from Bucaramanga to Malaga. At 11:33 the pilot reported ten minutes out of Malaga. This was the last radio contact with the flight. The aircraft was found to have crashed into the fog-shrouded La Caida hill at 8000 feet amsl . Weather at Bucaramanga at 11:00 was temperature 20 deg C; 1017 mB, wind calm with drizzle and fog. The accident site is 8 km off the procedural descent pattern.

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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 Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport to Málaga Airport as the crow flies is 68 km (43 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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