Flugunfall 19 APR 2002 einer Antonov An-32A HK-4171X - Popayán-Guillermo Leon Valencia Airport (PPN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 19 April 2002
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-32A
Fluggesellschaft:SELVA Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-4171X
Werknummer: 2508
Baujahr: 1991
Triebwerk: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D-5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Popayán-Guillermo Leon Valencia Airport (PPN) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Popayán-Guillermo León Valencia Airport (PPN/SKPP), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Kolumbien
Antonov 32 HK-4171X was being used by the Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y Carcelario (Inpec) to fly prisoners from Medellín to Popayán. The aircraft had just flown 50 prisoners to Popayán when it departed for a ferry flight to get another 50 prisoners. Popayán is an airfield located at an elevation of 1733 m and has a single asphalt runway, 1906 metres in length. The aircraft entered the runway at the intersection and the crew requested permission to commence takeoff from this position. Permission was granted and flaps were set at 25 degrees, instead of the usual 15 degrees. Takeoff power was set at 95% instead of 100%, as stipulated for airports at an elevation over 1400 metres. With 910 metres of runway length remaining the crew commenced takeoff, but the Antonov did not attain the rotation speed. The pilot decided to abort the takeoff with 150 metres of runway length remaining. The airplane crashed nose-down into a clearing between trees, just past the runway threshold.

Probable Cause:

CAUSA: "Ejecución indebida por parte de la tripulación al no seguir los procedimientos, instrucciones y manuales del fabricante del avión y aprobados a la empresa SELVA por la UAEAC, específicamente al intentar realizar un decolaje con una configuración no autorizada, con un ajuste de potencia reducido y en una longitud remanente de pista insuficiente para la ejecución del mismo."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: Aerocivil Colombia
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: COL-02-11-GIA
Download report: Final report

» Aeronautica Civil de Colombia


photo of Antonov-An-32A-HK-4171X
accident date: 19-04-2002
type: Antonov An-32A
registration: HK-4171X
photo of Antonov-An-32A-HK-4171X
accident date: 19-04-2002
type: Antonov An-32A
registration: HK-4171X

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 Popayán-Guillermo León Valencia Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 432 km (270 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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