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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:maandag 6 juni 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transportes Aéreos del Ariari - TARI
Registratie: HK-3462
Constructienummer: 11759
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:4898
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 25
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 28
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2 km (1.3 mijl) W of Miraflores Airport (MFS) (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miraflores Airport (MFS/SKMF), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst: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:

CAUSE: Undetermined.
The investigators were not able to travel to the accident site due to the presence of hostile rebels in the area and thus were not able to retrieve key components like the engines.

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

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 Miraflores Airport en San Jose del Guaviare-Jorge E. González T. Airport bedraagt 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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