ASN Aircraft accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante HK-2638 Buga
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Date:Wednesday 23 January 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:AIRES Colombia
Registration: HK-2638
MSN: 110341
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Buga (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Neiva Airport (NVA/SKNV), Colombia
Destination airport:Cali Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Flightnumber: 585
An Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante passenger plane, HK-2638, was destroyed in an accident near Buga, Colombia. All 15 passengers and two crew members were killed.
AIRES Colombia flight 585 departed Florencia Airport (FLA) on a domestic flight to Cali Airport (CLO), Colombia. An intermediate stop was made at Neiva from were it took off at 09:35. The aircraft crashed into a mountain at 8600 feet after reporting at the Tulua VOR descending to FL105.

This same day, ACES lost a DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft also due to VFR flight into IMC conditions.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Continued VFR flight in adverse weather.

VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» El Tiempo 24-1-1985


photo of Embraer-110P1-Bandeirante-HK-2638X
accident date: 23-01-1985
type: Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante
registration: HK-2638X

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Neiva Airport to Cali Airport as the crow flies is 137 km (86 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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