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Last updated: 19 December 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 31 July 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic CN35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA CN-235M-200
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC-1261
C/n / msn: C-118
First flight: 1997
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Codazzi (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Palanquero-German Olano Air Base (PQE/SKPQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Valledupar Airport (VUP/SKVP), Colombia
Narrative:
A CASA CN-235 transport plane operated by the Colombian Air Force was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Codazzi, Colombia. All 11 persons on board sustained fatal injuries.
The aircraft departed Palanquero Air Base at 16:00 hours local time on a flight to Barranquilla via Valledupar. The Air Force stated that the pilot reported an engine failure prior to the accident.
Weather conditions at the time of the accident were said to have been poor.

Sources:
» El Tiempo
» Fuerza Aérea Colombiana


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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 Palanquero-German Olano Air Base to Valledupar Airport as the crow flies is 569 km (356 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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