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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90285
Last updated: 5 June 2021
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Date:18-FEB-2011
Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger II
Owner/operator:Heliservice Servicios Aéreos
Registration: HK-4594
MSN: 1907
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Rionegro, Santandér -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bucaramanga
Destination airport:Aguachica
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Narrative:
A helicopter carrying four soldiers, including General Alfredo Bocanegra Navia, the commander of 5th Brigade of the Army of Colombia, crashed in the mountains of Gala, rural area of Rionegro. No survivors were found.

Probable Cause
The probable cause of the accident was the false estimation of the position of the aircraft and the true height above the ground when entering a mountainous area following visual flight rules in instrument flight conditions, producing the impact against the mountain.

Sources:

http://www.elcolombiano.com/historico/cuatro_personas_muertas_habria_dejado_accidente_de_helicoptero_militar_en_rionegro_santander-NGEC_122780
http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/judicial/noticias/cuatro-militares-muertos-en-accidente-aereo
https://www.ejercito.mil.co/index.php?idcategoria=6
http://heliservice.co/aeronaves.html
http://www.vanguardia.com/historico/93209-muere-comandante-de-la-quinta-brigada-en-accidente-aereo
http://www.aerocivil.gov.co/autoridad-de-la-aviacion-civil/investigacion/Histricos%20Accidentes/HK4594.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2011 14:20 Black Typhoon Added
18-Feb-2011 14:30 Black Typhoon Updated [Operator, Nature, Source]
18-Feb-2011 16:35 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 10:00 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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