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Date:Tuesday 2 July 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic D28D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant
Operator:Transporte Aéreo de Santander - TAS
Registration: HK-4044-X
MSN: 4154
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:3922
Engines: 2 Lycoming IGSO-540-A1E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Vicente de Chucurí Airport (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Destination airport:San Vicente de Chucurí Airport, Colombia
The airplane touched down short of runway 03 while attempting to land at San Vicente de Chucurí. The right hand main gear contacted a mound of earth, causing the plane to swing to the left. It ran into trees and sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: (translated from original Spanish report)
Contact with the ground before the runway threshold for unknown reasons, loss of control of the aircraft by the pilot, leading to the accident situation.

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



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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 Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport to San Vicente de Chucurí Airport as the crow flies is 39 km (25 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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