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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157540
Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Date:09-JUL-2013
Time:08:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MBB BK 117A-4
Owner/operator:Sociedad Aérea de Ibagué - SADI
Registration: HK-4866
C/n / msn: 7125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near San Pablo, Norte de Santander -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ocaña
Destination airport:San Pablo
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Narrative:
Crashed on its way to make reparations to the Caño Limon oil pipeline that had been damaged in a FARC attack only days ago.

Probable cause(s)
Given the findings of the February 2014 investigation, the Accident Investigation Group considers the probable cause of the accident to be the collision with an obstacle during the descent as a result of a probable evasive maneuver related to the harassment by illegal armed groups coming from the adjacent mountain slope during the final approach.

Sources:

https://colombiareports.com/helicopter-crashes-in-northeastern-colombia-5-feared-dead/
https://www.daytondailynews.com/ap/ap/aerospace/helicopter-crashes-on-colombia-oil-flight-5-die/nYj8N/
http://www.latarde.com/actualidad/colombia/117705-5-muertos-al-caer-helicoptero-en-teorama
http://www.aerocivil.gov.co/autoridad-de-la-aviacion-civil/investigacion/Histricos%20Accidentes/ACCID%20HK4866.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jul-2013 15:23 gerard57 Added
10-Jul-2013 03:04 krasatpi Updated [Source]
10-Jul-2013 05:49 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
16-Jul-2013 14:20 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Narrative]
10-Jul-2020 07:42 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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