Accident
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:mardi 25 mars 2003
Heure:19:20
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:One Leasing
Immatriculation: N5512B
Numéro de série: 208B-0299
Année de Fabrication: 1992
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de El Paujil (   Colombie) show on map
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Surveillance
Aéroport de départ:Larandia Air Base, Colombie
Aéroport de destination:Larandia Air Base, Colombie
Détails:
The Caravan plane N5512B was the second plane used on classified counter-drug intelligence missions on behalf of the U.S. military. The other Caravan N1116G had crashed near Florencia on February 13. Three crew members were taken hostage by FARC rebels in the area. N5512 departed Bogota and landed at the Larandia Air Base where it refueled. At 19:06 the airplane departed Larandia for a reconnaissance flight to find three Americans who where taken hostage. It banked slightly west after takeoff, then turned northeast towards a mountainous area. Nine minutes after takeoff, 13 miles from the runway, the Cessna contacted a large tree on a ridgeline at an altitude of about 4500 feet. The airplane yawed violently, rolled into a near vertical dive and impacted the bottom of a brush-covered gully 1500 feet below the ridge where the aircraft disintegrated on impact and caught fire.

Sources:
» Avioneta de EE.UU. cae en Colombia (BBC Mundo, 26-3-2003)
» Flying blind, by John McQuaid (The Times-Picayune 10-11-2003)
» Aeronautica Civil, Informe Preliminar 200309


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Larandia Air Base et Larandia Air Base est de 0 km (0 miles).

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