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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Datum:donderdag 25 mei 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:LACOL Colombia
Registratie: HK-3213
Constructienummer: 25659/14214
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:15000
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Miraflores Airport (MFS) (   Colombia)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miraflores Airport (MFS/SKMF), Colombia
A Douglas DC-3C cargo plane was destroyed when crashed near Miraflores Airport (MFS), Colombia. Two crew members and three passengers were killed in the accident Two crew members and six passengers survived.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Villavicenco (VVC) carrying livestock and passengers. It was descending towards Miraflores when the no. 1 engine failed. In poor weather the airplane contacted trees and crashed. A fire erupted.
Investigation showed that the airplane was operated outside the centre of gravity limits with 30% MAC where the aft limit was 28%. Also, no records were found about the pilot's experience or training on DC-3 aircraft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from original Spanish report):
The probable cause of this accident is the loss of lift, induced by explosions and fire in the left engine, problems that the pilot was unable to overcome because he was flying VFR in IMC.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

» Scramble 196(62)


photo of Douglas-DC-3C-HK-3213
accident date: 25-05-1995
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: HK-3213

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport en Miraflores Airport bedraagt 362 km (226 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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