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Last updated: 21 July 2019
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 14 octubre 2015
Hora:11:46
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Microsurvey Aerogeofísica e Consultoria Cientifica
Registración: PR-MIC
Numéro de série: 208B0841
Año de Construcción: 2002
Horas Totales de la Célula:10519
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:3,6 km (2.3 milles) NW of Yumbillo (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 2064 m (6772 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Inspección/Búsqueda
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Descripción:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan survey aircraft was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain near Yumbillo in Colombia. All three occupants were killed.
The aircraft, fitted with LIDAR equipment, operated on a VFR survey flight out of Cali. It took off at 11:39 hours and made a climbing turn to the left. Seven minutes after takeoff the aircraft impacted a wooded mountainside, coming to rest at an elevation of 6773 feet. The accident terrain shows a 60° up slope and thick vegetation.
Weather conditions included low clouds.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: (translated from Spanish report)
Execution of a VFR flight in reduced visibility weather conditions.
Poor decision making by the crew in continuing VFR operation as they were in an environment of significantly reduced visibility.
Inadequate operational risk assessment due to the lack of familiarity of the foreign crew with the topography and meteorological evolution of the sector.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: COL-15-42-GIA
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» Aerocivil


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