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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 15 octubre 2004
Hora:07:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operador:Aerovanguardia
Registración: HK-1503
Numéro de série: 34331/17064
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:27592
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:13 km (8.1 milles) E of Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 2560 m (8399 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
Descripción:
Douglas DC-3 HK-1503 departed Villavicencio at 06:30 in the morning for a cargo flight to Medellín-José María Córdova Airport. At 07:35 the air traffic controller radioed that weather conditions at the airport were poor due to fog. The captain then decided to divert to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport.
While descending, the airplane struck electricity wires and crashed into a wooded area at an elevation of 8400 feet.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAS:
Error en la decisión de la tripulación de operar en el área de Medellin bajo normas de vuelo VFR cuando las condiciones meteorológicas obligaban una operación IFR.
Falta de conciencia situacional de ambos tripulantes aunada a procedimientos pobres o ausentes de CRM Cockpit Resource Management en la cabina de vuelo.

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

Fuentes:
» El Colombiano
» El Espectador


Fotos

photo of Douglas-DC-3C-HK-1503
accident date: 15-10-2004
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: HK-1503
photo of Douglas-DC-3C-HK-1503
accident date: 15-10-2004
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: HK-1503
 

Map
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 Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport to Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport as the crow flies is 298 km (186 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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