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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Sunday 11 June 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Aerotaca Colombia - Aerotransportes Casanare
Registration: HK-2486
MSN: 676
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vereda el Salitre (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Destination airport:Tame Airport (TME/SKTM), Colombia
The Twin Otter flew into a hill in IMC conditions.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Bogotá to Tame with an en route stop at El Yopal.

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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 El Yopal Airport to Tame Airport as the crow flies is 143 km (89 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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