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Last updated: 19 July 2018
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 14 octobre 2015
Heure:11:46
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Microsurvey Aerogeofísica e Consultoria Cientifica
Immatriculation: PR-MIC
Numéro de série: 208B0841
Année de Fabrication: 2002
Heures de vol:10519
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:3,6 km (2.3 milles) NW of Yumbillo (   Colombie)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 2064 m (6772 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Surveillance
Aéroport de départ:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombie
Aéroport de destination:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombie
Détails:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan survey aircraft was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain near Yumbillo in Colombia. All three occupants were killed.
The aircraft, fitted with LIDAR equipment, operated on a VFR survey flight out of Cali. It took off at 11:39 hours and made a climbing turn to the left. Seven minutes after takeoff the aircraft impacted a wooded mountainside, coming to rest at an elevation of 6773 feet. The accident terrain shows a 60° up slope and thick vegetation.
Weather conditions included low clouds.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: (translated from Spanish report)
Execution of a VFR flight in reduced visibility weather conditions.
Poor decision making by the crew in continuing VFR operation as they were in an environment of significantly reduced visibility.
Inadequate operational risk assessment due to the lack of familiarity of the foreign crew with the topography and meteorological evolution of the sector.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: COL-15-42-GIA
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Aerocivil


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