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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90285
Last updated: 5 June 2021
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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)
Location:Rionegro, Santandér -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bucaramanga
Destination airport:Aguachica
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
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.


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

Revision history:

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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