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Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Datum:Mittwoch 19 Dezember 1979
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:An-Son Drilling Company of Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-1710W
Werknummer: 252
Baujahr: 1969
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Oroque (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Kolumbien
Unfallbericht:
The Twin Otter departed at 08:00 on a VFR flight plan to Cúcuta. Weather conditions however, were IMC and Cúcuta was closed. The crew never reported to Cúcuta Tower. The aircraft was found 3 days later at FL115 on Oroque Mountain in the Norte de Santander region.
There were two pilots and two Mexican oil executives on board.

Informationsquelle:
» El Tiempo 21 December 1979, p5B


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Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 411 km (257 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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