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Last updated: 12 May 2021
Datum:Samstag 30 November 1996
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-2602
Werknummer: 746
Baujahr: 1981
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:48915
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:8 km (5 Meilen) W of Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Bahía Solano-José Celestino Mutis Airport (BSC/SKBS), Kolumbien
Flugnummer: 148
ACES Flight 148 was prepared for a scheduled domestic flight to Bahia Solano and Quibdo. At 10:21 the engines were started and the crew received permission to taxy to runway 01. The flight was cleared for takeoff and departed Medellín at 10:29.
About three minutes later, the aircraft stalled and collided with the Padre Amaya mountain, some 20-30 m below the summit at an altitude of 7147 feet (airfield elevation is 4940 feet). The aircraft had been overloaded by 170 lbs (77 kg).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES: "Failure of the crew in the flight technique applied during the take-off phase, by not evaluating the performance of the aircraft, considering the high weight in front of the obstacles to climb over on the ascent trajectory.
Contributing Factors:
- Errors presented in the dispatch, since the weights were not totaled correctly, possibly due to errors in the handling of cargo and unaccompanied luggage.
- Attitude of complacency on the part of the crew, due to excellent meteorological conditions that caused an excess of confidence in the planning of the flight on the part of the crew.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

» Informe Accidente de Aviacion aeronave de Havilland DHC-6-300 HK2602 explotador ACES / Aeronautica Civil


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-HK-2602
accident date: 30-11-1996
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: HK-2602

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 Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Bahía Solano-José Celestino Mutis Airport as the crow flies is 198 km (124 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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