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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28179
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:03-OCT-1972
Time:ca 09:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo
Owner/operator:Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi
Registration: HK-1388-G
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellín -   Colombia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD)
Destination airport:Bogotá
Narrative:
Crashed 3 October 1972 into an industrial area during attempt to return to Medellín/Olaya Herrera Airport, after engine failure one minute after take-off. The three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed, as was one person on the ground.

Sources:

1. El Tiempo 26 November 1972, page 6A
2. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1972/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-colombia-4-killed/
3. Flight International 26 October 1972 at https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1972/1972%20-%202815.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2014 20:15 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2015 23:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2016 17:49 TB Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2017 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2017 19:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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