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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 4 juillet 1999
Heure:12:12
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Compagnie:LANC Colombia - Lineas Aéreas Norte de Colombia
Immatriculation: HK-1776
Numéro de série: 45499/1011
Année de Fabrication: 1958
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 4 / à bord: 12
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 15
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) (   Colombie)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombie
Aéroport de destination:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombie
Détails:
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 The DC-6 took off from runway 22 and the undercarriage was retracted.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.

Sources:
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Plan
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 Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport et Mitú Airport est de 493 km (308 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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