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Last updated: 15 October 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 14 oktober 2015
Tijd:11:46
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Microsurvey Aerogeofísica e Consultoria Cientifica
Registratie: PR-MIC
Constructienummer: 208B0841
Bouwjaar: 2002
Aantal vlieguren:10519
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3,6 km (2.3 mijl) NW of Yumbillo (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Onderzoek
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Beschrijving:
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

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