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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 20 June 2004
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-455
Operator:VIARCO
Registration: HK-1212
C/n / msn: 4987
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:50159
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Las Gaviotas Airport (LGT) (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Las Gaviotas Airport (LGT/SKGA), Colombia
Destination airport:Puerto Carreño-Cumaribo Airport (PCR/SKPC), Colombia
Narrative:
A VIARCO flight from Villavicencio (VVC) to Puerto Carreño-Cumaribo Airport (PCR) had to make a precautionary landing at Las Gaviotas Airport because of some technical problems. Another plane, HK-1212 was sent to Las Gaviotas to pick up the passengers.
The DC-3 aircraft took off from runway 24. Upon leaving the ground the right engine failed and caught fire. The DC-3 crash-landed in trees and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAS: "Ruptura de una biela y posterior pérdida total de potencia e incendio en el motor derecho durante la rotación del avión, lo cual redujo el rendimiento de la aeronave haciendo que el piloto perdiera el control de la misma, produciéndose la colisión inmediata contra el terreno."

CAUSES: "Rupture of a crank and subsequent total loss of power and fire in the right engine during rotation of the plane, which reduced the performance of the aircraft, causing the pilot to lose control of the aircraft, resulting in the immediate collision with the ground." (translated from Spanish)

Classification:

Loss of control

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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 Las Gaviotas Airport to Puerto Carreño-Cumaribo Airport as the crow flies is 419 km (262 miles).

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