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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194707
Last updated: 13 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Registration: HP-1928
C/n / msn: 31-7612020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Lorica, between Momil and Purisima -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Golfo de Morrosquillo Airport, Tolu, Sucre Department of Colombia (TLU
Destination airport:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
A Piper PA-31 sustained a nose landing gear collapse in an apparent forced landing after an engine problem in a field near Lorica in Colombia.

Probable cause(s)
Inadequate fuel management and incomplete execution of procedures by the Pilot, by not activating in time the fuel supply from the external tanks (OUTBD) to the internal tanks (INBD) for the feeding of the engines, causing the fuel in the internal tanks to run out and depriving the two engines of fuel supply.
Contributing Factors
Deficient flight planning by the Pilot, by not considering the amount of minimum fuel needed, not complying with the current rule on the amount of minimum fuel required for domestic flights.
Loss of situational awareness by the crew member by not performing the required procedures according to the aircraft operations manual.



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

Revision history:

09-Apr-2017 20:02 harro Added
11-Apr-2017 14:59 Iceman 29 Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Oct-2017 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Oct-2017 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
13-Jul-2020 11:48 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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