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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179500
Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Date:11-SEP-2015
Time:17:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ted Smith Aerostar 600
Owner/operator:Heliblack LLC
Registration: N164HH
C/n / msn: 60-0012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:San Pedro de los Milagros -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Santa Fe de Antioquia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Narrative:
The aircraft, supporting the filming of a Tom Cruise film (Mena), crashed in bad weather. Two people died, a third person was seriously injured.

Probable cause(s):
Poor risk assessment during low altitude operation, due to the foreign pilot's lack of familiarity with the area and operation without a pilot with knowledge of the area of operation, which led to the dismissal of the hazards and the impact on the ground.

Contributing Factors:
- Lack of flight planning for high mountain routes.
- Unnoticed entry into IMC conditions (CFIT).


Sources:

www.theguardian.com/world/world/2015/sep/12/pilot-on-tom-cruise-movie-crew-dies-in-colombia-plane-crash
http://www.eltiempo.com/colombia/otras-ciudades/se-accidento-aeronave-con-tripulantes-estadounidenses-en-antioquia/16369471
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/two-dead-a-tom-cruise-movie-shoot-a-plane-crash-colombia-lawsuits-a-survivor-speaks-1021934
Final report of the accident: http://www.aerocivil.gov.co/autoridad-de-la-aviacion-civil/investigacion/Listado%20de%20accidentes%202015/N164HH.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Sep-2015 06:46 gerard57 Added
12-Sep-2015 06:48 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
12-Sep-2015 07:29 gerard57 Updated [Location]
12-Sep-2015 09:59 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
12-Sep-2015 15:42 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
13-Sep-2015 17:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
06-Jan-2016 17:33 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Jul-2017 19:47 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source]
27-Mar-2018 17:00 Anon. Updated [Source]
27-Mar-2018 17:04 harro Updated [Time, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]

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