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Last updated: 17 March 2018
Date:Saturday 9 September 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Registration: FAC-1152
C/n / msn: 306
First flight: 1983-09-30 (12 years)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 km (5 mls) from La Macarena Airport (LMC) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Destination airport:La Macarena Airport (LMC), Colombia
A CASA C-212 Aviocar military transport plane was destroyed when it flew into a hill near La Macarena, Colombia. The airplane operated on a domestic passenger flight from Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) to La Macarena Airport (LMC). One passenger survived the accident but died a few days later.
The flight, operated by the military airline SATENA, had to abandon two approaches to La Macarena due to poor weather which included rain and fog.

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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 Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to La Macarena Airport as the crow flies is 221 km (138 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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