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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 22 December 1998
Time:00:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 32B
Operator:SELVA Colombia
Registration: HK-3930X
C/n / msn: 3309
First flight: 1993
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) S of Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
Narrative:
The Antonov had taken off from Bogotá to fly a cargo of newspapers to Rionegro. The plane crashed while approaching runway 36 in fog, about 1 km from the airport boundary. The weather was said to have been below minima.
Coincidentally, two years and one day ago (21 DEC 1996) another Selva An-32 crashed on approach to Rionegro.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» El Heraldo
» El Pais
» ICAO Adrep


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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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport as the crow flies is 214 km (134 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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