ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-32B HK-4117 Mitú Airport (MVP)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 27 August 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operator:SELVA Colombia
Registration: HK-4117
MSN: 2909
First flight: 1992
Total airframe hrs:8284
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D-5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mitú Airport (MVP) (   Colombia)
Crash site elevation: 207 m (679 feet) amsl
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Destination airport:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
The An-32 cargo plane had arrived at Mitú, Colombia, carrying drums of fuel. After unloading the fuel there was a spill that was initially responded to by the crew. Airport firefighters approached to attend the event but were not allowed the use of foam or water due to electrical and electronic equipment that could be affected by the liquid.

After starting the APU and engine no.2 for the flight back to Villavicencio, the crew felt an explosion and shut down the engines. Firefighters were unable to extinguish the rapidly developing fire.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE (translated from original Spanish language report):
Lack of adequate and effective procedures for fuel handling by the company and crew.
Non-compliance by the crew of the aircraft, of the recommendations made by the Fire Fighting Service Airport and Control Tower.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: COL-07-40-GIA
Download report: Final report


Damaged on the ground

» Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia, Informe Preliminar 200722


photo of Antonov-An-32B-HK-4117X
accident date: 27-08-2007
type: Antonov An-32B
registration: HK-4117X


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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