Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 23 July 1999
Time:03:30
Type:de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 (O-5A)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: N5382W
C/n / msn: 95
First flight: 1982
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Orito (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Apiay Airport (API/SKAP), Colombia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into the 7000 feet Patascoy mountain in the Putumayo province. The aircraft was on an anti-drugs reconnaissance flight over a major drug-producing area near the southern border with Ecuador. The wreckage was found on July 28.

Sources:
» Associated Press
» Hubert Ronan
» Scramble 243


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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