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Last updated: 18 November 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 24 January 2008
Time:14:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:VIARCO
Registration: HK-2006
C/n / msn: 43086
First flight: 1946
Total airframe hrs:22747
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Teresita Airport (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Jose del Guaviare-Jorge E. GonzŠlez T. Airport (SJE/SKSJ), Colombia
Destination airport:Teresita Airport, Colombia
Narrative:
The DC-3 was substantially damaged during a landing accident at the Teresita Airport.
Teresita has a single runway (07/25), 630 m in length. On final approach the left hand landing gear struck a mound of sand. The landing gear collapsed on touchdown and the no. 1 engine caught fire.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE (translation from Spanish):
Using a flying technique by carrying out an inappropriatly low approach to land, causing the impact of the left hand landing gear on a mound of sand, which could have been avoided if [the pilots had] complied with the established technique of crossing the threshold of the runway at a height of 50 feet with the reference speed.

Sources:
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Distance from San Jose del Guaviare-Jorge E. GonzŠlez T. Airport to Teresita Airport as the crow flies is 405 km (253 miles).

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