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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:viernes 23 julio 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 (O-5A)
Operador:United States Army
Registración: N5382W
Numéro de série: 95
Año de Construcción: 1982
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Orito (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Apiay Airport (API/SKAP), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Crashed into the 7000 feet Patascoy mountain in the Putumayo province. The aircraft was on an anti-drugs reconnaissance flight over a major drug-producing area near the southern border with Ecuador. The wreckage was found on July 28.

The accident is said to have been caused by the crew's complacency and inexperience. They failed to detect that incorrect navigational information had been input to the aircraft's FMS resulting in the flight deviating from its planned course and entering a mountainous area. A factor would have been the crew's insufficient rest.

» Associated Press
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