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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Thursday 26 March 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-15
Operator:Intercontinental de Aviación
Registration: HK-2864X
MSN: 45721/44
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Destination airport:Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO/SKCO), Colombia
The DC-9 made a heavy landing at Tumaco, causing the fuselage to crack aft of overwing exits. The spoilers extended just prior to touchdown, possibly because of an inadvertent manual selection.

According to a 1992 time table, the only Intercontinental de Aviación flight stopping in Tumaco was flight RS201 from Bogotá (BOG) to Pasto (PSO) with en route stops at Cali (CLO) and Tumaco (TCO).

Heavy landing
Runway mishap

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photo of DC-9-15-HK-2864X
accident date: 26-03-1992
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
registration: HK-2864X
photo of DC-9-15-N48200
accident date: 26-03-1992
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
registration: N48200

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 Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport to Tumaco-La Florida Airport as the crow flies is 324 km (203 miles).

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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