ASN Aircraft accident Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T) PNC-0211 Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Wednesday 18 February 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T)
Operator:Servicio Aéreo de Policia
Registration: PNC-0211
MSN: 14222/25667
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Quibdó-El Caraño Airport (UIB/SKUI), Colombia
The Douglas DC-3C Basler turbo-conversion aircraft was operated by the Colombian National Police. It was positioned from its base in Bogotá (BOG) to Medellín (EOH). At Medellín the airplane was to pick up 27 policemen of the Escuadrón Móvil Antidisturbios (ESMAD), the anti-riot squad to Quibdó (UIB).
An explosion occurred as the policemen were boarding the plane. The fuselage ruptured and the airplane broke in two.
Media reports suggest the explosion was caused by the inadvertent detonation of one or more gas grenades used by ESMAD.

The remains of the airplane were used rebuild BT-67 C-GEAI which suffered an accident in Antarctica in December 2012.

Damaged on the ground

» Ministerio de Defensa Nacional República de Colombia - press releas


photo of Basler-Turbo-67-PNC-0211
accident date: 18-02-2009
type: Basler Turbo-67 (BT-67)
registration: PNC-0211

Video, social media

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 Quibdó-El Caraño Airport as the crow flies is 130 km (81 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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