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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194385
Last updated: 25 July 2019
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Date:18-DEC-1985
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftrain
Owner/operator:Interamericana de Aviación
Registration: HK-1795
C/n / msn: 31-7652099
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Venado-Isana, Vaupés -   Colombia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Bogota-El Dorado, Colombia (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Caranacoa/Guainía (SKPD)
Narrative:
On December 18, 1985, Piper PA-31-350 HK-1795 disappeared on a flight from Bogotá/Eldorado to Caranacoa/Guainía with pilot, co-pilot and single passenger. Possibly a kidnapping was the cause. Wreckage found March 1986 crashed on take-off from jungle airstrip at Venado-Isana, Vaupés, with nine bodies in a mass grave near airstrip. The nine persons in the grave were the Pilot, co-pilot, passenger and six FARC rebels.

Sources:

1. El Tiempo 26 March 1986, p1+3A/15 April 1986, p3A
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1980/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-bogota/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Mar-2017 22:39 TB Added
25-Mar-2017 19:55 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2017 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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