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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28179
Last updated: 5 January 2022
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Time:c. 09:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi
Registration: HK-1388-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellín, near -   Colombia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD)
Destination airport:Bogotá
Crashed 3 October 1972 into an industrial area during attempt to return to Medellín/Olaya Herrera Airport, after engine failure one minute after take-off. The three persons on board (pilot and two passengers) were killed, as was one person on the ground.


1. El Tiempo 26 November 1972, page 6A
3. Flight International 26 October 1972 at

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2014 20:15 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Apr-2015 23:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2016 17:49 TB Updated [Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2017 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2017 19:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 18:11 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location]

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