Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 HK-1910,
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Date:Wednesday 23 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registration: HK-1910
MSN: 497
Year of manufacture:1976
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Cerro el Plateado -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Quibdó-El Caraño Airport (UIB/SKUI)
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD)
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 passenger plane, HK-1910, was destroyed in an accident in the Cerro el Plateado mountains, Colombia. All 21 passengers and two crew members were killed.
ACES flight 052 departed Quibdó (UIB), Colombia at 10:10 on a domestic flight to Medellín (EOH). En route the flight encountered adverse weather conditions with fog and intermittent rain. The crew continued VFR flight towards Medellín at 11500 feet altitude until the airplane flew into the side of a mountain.

This same day, Colombia airline AIRES lost an Embraer EMB-110 aircraft, also due to VFR flight into IMC conditions.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Continued VFR flight in adverse weather.


El Tiempo 24-1-1985


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