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Last updated: 18 June 2019
Date:Saturday 21 December 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operator:SELVA Colombia
Registration: HK-4008X
C/n / msn: 3402
First flight: 1993
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,7 km (3.6 mls) S of Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
The cargo aircraft had taken off from Bogotá with a cargo of 18.300 newspapers (6 tons in total). The aircraft approached runway 36 about 4 km to the left of the normal approach path. A steep right turn was initiated, followed by a steep left turn after crossing the approach path. The aircraft lost height and crashed 5760 m short of the runway and exploded.

Loss of control

» Diario EL PAIS. Diciembre 23, 1996
» El Colombiano
» Noticia 1 de La Nación - EL TIEMPO


photo of Antonov-An-32B-HK-4008X
accident date: 21-12-1996
type: Antonov An-32B
registration: HK-4008X

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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport as the crow flies is 214 km (134 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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