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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 15 oktober 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Registratie: HK-1503
Constructienummer: 34331/17064
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:27592
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13 km (8.1 mijl) E of Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
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:

Error in the crew's decision to operate in the Medellin area under VFR flight rules when weather conditions required an IFR operation.
Lack of situational awareness of both crew members coupled with poor or absent CRM Cockpit Resource Management procedures in the flight deck.

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

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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

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 Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport en Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport bedraagt 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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