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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 26 March 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-15
Operator:Intercontinental de Aviación
Registration: HK-2864X
C/n / msn: 45721/44
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombia
Destination airport:Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO/SKCO), Colombia
Flightnumber:RS201
Narrative:
The DC-9 made a heavy landing at Tumaco, causing the fuselage to crack aft of overwing exits. The spoilers extended just prior to touchdown, possibly because of an inadvertent manual selection.

According to a 1992 time table, the only Intercontinental de Aviación flight stopping in Tumaco was flight RS201 from Bogotá (BOG) to Pasto (PSO) with en route stops at Cali (CLO) and Tumaco (TCO).

Classification:

Sources:
» Scramble 155


Photos

photo of McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 HK-2864X
photo of McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 N48200
N48000 is seen here just prior to it's lease to Aéromexico. The Dc-9 was returned and leased to Aeropesca (which became Intercontinental) in 1982
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport to Tumaco-La Florida Airport as the crow flies is 324 km (203 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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