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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Date:vendredi 23 juillet 1999
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 (O-5A)
Compagnie:United States Army
Immatriculation: N5382W
Numéro de série: 95
Année de Fabrication: 1982
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Equipage:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 7 / à bord: 7
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Orito (   Colombie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Apiay Airport (API/SKAP), Colombie
Aéroport de destination:?
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.

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