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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 2 September 1981
Time:ca 09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-2651
C/n / msn: 110206
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Paipa-Juan Jose Rondon Airport (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paipa-Juan Jose Rondon Airport (SKPA), Colombia
Destination airport:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Narrative:
An Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante, operated by Taxi Aéreo El Venado on a charter flight for Intercol, crashed shortly after takeoff from Paipa-Juan Jose Rondon Airport in Colombia.
The Bandeirante couldn't gain enough height after takeoff and had to avoid trees and buildings for about 3 kilometres. When turning left, the aircraft stalled, struck a hill with the left wingtip and skidded for 100 m while breaking up. The aircraft came to a stop in a pasture of the Instituto Técnico Agrícola. A fire erupted. Five occupants survived the initial crash but four died within a day as a result of their injuries.
The aircraft was overloaded by about 1000 kgs over the maximum takeoff weight.

Classification:
Overloaded
Loss of control

Sources:
» Eugene Register-Guard - Sep 3, 1981
» El Tiempo - Sep 3, 1981
» El Tiempo - Sep 4, 1981


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Distance from Paipa-Juan Jose Rondon Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 581 km (363 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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