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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Fecha:lunes 6 junio 2005
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operador:Transportes Aéreos del Ariari - TARI
Registración: HK-3462
Numéro de série: 11759
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:4898
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 25
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 28
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2 km (1.3 milles) W of Miraflores Airport (MFS) (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miraflores Airport (MFS/SKMF), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Jose del Guaviare-Jorge E. González T. Airport (SJE/SKSJ), Colombia
The DC-3 aircraft was chartered by the Colombian Army to fly soldiers from Miraflores (MFS) to San Jose del Guaviare (SJE) and Villavicencio (VCE).
According to the airline, 18 soldiers with arms and equipment boarded the plane. The Army stated that 25 soldiers boarded the plane.
Shortly after take off from runway 20, the engineer noted a fire in the left hand engine. As the pilot turned right the cabin filled with smoke. Emergency procedures were followed as the crew attempted to return to the airport. Meanwhile the fire caused deformation of the wing between the fuselage and the engine. Also, the left main gear fell down as a result of the fire. Speed was lost, causing the pilot to ultimately decide upon a forced landing. The aircraft impacted trees and came to rest in a forest. All occupants survived the accident.

Probable Cause:


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


photo of Douglas-DC-3A-HK-3462
accident date: 06-06-2005
type: Douglas DC-3A
registration: HK-3462

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 Miraflores Airport to San Jose del Guaviare-Jorge E. González T. Airport as the crow flies is 156 km (98 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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