Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 5 October 2013
Time:ca 01:00
Type:de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: N356PH
C/n / msn: 502
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Acandí, Chocó Province (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A U.S. DHC-8 military surveillance plane crashed near Acandí, Chocó Province, Colombia, killing four occupants. Both pilots survived.
The airplane operated on a maritime counter-drug patrol mission in the Panama-Colombian border area.
The identity of the plane has not been confirmed.


Sources:
» Prensa
» Exclusive: A Secret Mission, a One-Eyed Pilot, a Fiery Crash in Colombia (Vocativ, 16-12-2013)


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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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