Accident MBB BK 117A-4 HK-4866,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157540
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Date:Tuesday 9 July 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MBB BK 117A-4
Owner/operator:Sociedad Aérea de Ibagué - SADI
Registration: HK-4866
MSN: 7125
Year of manufacture:1987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near San Pablo, Norte de Santander -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Ocaña
Destination airport:San Pablo
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed on its way to make reparations to the Caño Limon oil pipeline that had been damaged in a FARC attack only days ago.

Probable cause(s)
Given the findings of the February 2014 investigation, the Accident Investigation Group considers the probable cause of the accident to be the collision with an obstacle during the descent as a result of a probable evasive maneuver related to the harassment by illegal armed groups coming from the adjacent mountain slope during the final approach.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Report number: COL-13-23-GIA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

09-Jul-2013 15:23 gerard57 Added
10-Jul-2013 03:04 krasatpi Updated [Source]
10-Jul-2013 05:49 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
16-Jul-2013 14:20 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Narrative]
10-Jul-2020 07:42 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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