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Fecha:miércoles 19 diciembre 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:An-Son Drilling Company of Colombia
Registración: HK-1710-W
Numéro de série: 252
Año de Construcción: 1969
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Oroque (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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