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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 4 Juli 1999
Zeit:12:12
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Fluggesellschaft:LANC Colombia - Lineas Aéreas Norte de Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-1776
Werknummer: 45499/1011
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Kolumbien
Unfallbericht:
The Douglas DC-6 departed Villavicencio for Mitu at 12:06. The airplane carried eleven 55-gallon oil drums and twelve passengers. The DC-6 took off from runway 22 and the undercarriage was retracted. At that moment noises were heard from the no. 2 engine. The engine lost power.
The captain decided to return to the airport. He initiated a left hand turn in order to land back on runway 22. On finals the flight engineer feathered the no. 2 propeller. The airplane touched down far down the runway. It overran the runway and collided with a stone wall.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from original Spanish report):
Poor planning by the pilot and crew in the execution of the landing maneuver that led to an unstabilized and fast approach with runway contact at 1700 feet and an unnecessary feathering of the engine No. 2 that cancelled the operation of the hydraulic system of the main brakes, in addition there was a late application of the brakes, allowing the plane off the runway.

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Distance from Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to Mitú Airport as the crow flies is 493 km (308 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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