Accident Douglas DC-3C HK-2006,
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Date:Thursday 24 January 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3C
Registration: HK-2006
MSN: 43086
Year of manufacture:1946
Total airframe hrs:22747 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Teresita Airport -   Colombia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:San Jose del Guaviare-Jorge E. González T. Airport (SJE/SKSJ)
Destination airport:Teresita Airport
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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.

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.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Report number: COL-08-02-GIA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
26 August 2020 HK-2006 Aliansa 0 Jorge Enrique González Torres Airport (SJE/SKSJ),San Jose del Guaviare min
28 February 2021 HK-2006 ALIANSA Colombia 0 Monfort Airport (MFB) sub



photo (c) Peter Gralla; Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV); March 2006

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