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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 14 October 2015
Time:11:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Microsurvey Aerogeofísica e Consultoria Cientifica
Registration: PR-MIC
C/n / msn: 208B-0841
First flight: 2002
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3,6 km (2.3 mls) NW of Yumbillo (   Colombia)
Crash site elevation: 2064 m (6772 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Destination airport:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan survey aircraft was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain near Yumbillo in Colombia. All three occupants were killed.
The aircraft, fitted with LIDAR equipment, operated on a VFR survey flight out of Cali. It took off at 11:39 hours and made a climbing turn to the left. Seven minutes after takeoff the aircraft impacted a wooded mountainside, coming to rest at an elevation of 6773 feet. The accident terrain shows a 60° up slope and thick vegetation.
Weather conditions included low clouds.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation ongoing
Duration: 27 days ()
Accident number: COL-15-42-GIA
Download report: Preliminary report

Sources:
» Aerocivil


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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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