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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Offizieller Zwischenbericht
Datum:Dienstag 25 März 2003
Zeit:19:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:One Leasing
Kennzeichen: N5512B
Werknummer: 208B-0299
Baujahr: 1992
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe El Paujil (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Kontrollflug
Flug von:Larandia Air Base, Kolumbien
Flug nach:Larandia Air Base, Kolumbien
Unfallbericht:
The Caravan plane N5512B was the second plane used on classified counter-drug intelligence missions on behalf of the U.S. military. The other Caravan N1116G had crashed near Florencia on February 13. Three crew members were taken hostage by FARC rebels in the area. N5512 departed Bogota and landed at the Larandia Air Base where it refueled. At 19:06 the airplane departed Larandia for a reconnaissance flight to find three Americans who where taken hostage. It banked slightly west after takeoff, then turned northeast towards a mountainous area. Nine minutes after takeoff, 13 miles from the runway, the Cessna contacted a large tree on a ridgeline at an altitude of about 4500 feet. The airplane yawed violently, rolled into a near vertical dive and impacted the bottom of a brush-covered gully 1500 feet below the ridge where the aircraft disintegrated on impact and caught fire.

Informationsquelle:
» Avioneta de EE.UU. cae en Colombia (BBC Mundo, 26-3-2003)
» Flying blind, by John McQuaid (The Times-Picayune 10-11-2003)
» Aeronautica Civil, Informe Preliminar 200309


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