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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 29 November 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Operator:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registration: HK-2536
C/n / msn: 713
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Quetame (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San José del Guaviare Airport (SJE/SKSJ), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Flightnumber: 189
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into a mountain.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions, navigation error and inadequate training procedures were factors.

Classification:
VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Toledo Blade - Dec 1, 1982


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Distance from San José del Guaviare Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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