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Datum:woensdag 19 december 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:An-Son Drilling Company of Colombia
Registratie: HK-1710W
Constructienummer: 252
Bouwjaar: 1969
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Oroque (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» El Tiempo 21 December 1979, p5B


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Kaart
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 Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport en Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport bedraagt 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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