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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 23 Januar 1985
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:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-1910
Werknummer: 497
Baujahr: 1976
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cerro el Plateado (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Quibdó-El Caraño Airport (UIB/SKUI), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Kolumbien
Flugnummer: 052
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 passenger plane, HK-1910, was destroyed in an accident in the Cerro el Plateado mountains, Colombia. All 21 passengers and two crew members were killed.
ACES flight 052 departed Quibdó (UIB), Colombia at 10:10 on a domestic flight to Medellín (EOH). En route the flight encountered adverse weather conditions with fog and intermittent rain. The crew continued VFR flight towards Medellín at 11500 feet altitude until the airplane flew into the side of a mountain.

This same day, Colombia airline AIRES lost an Embraer EMB-110 aircraft, also due to VFR flight into IMC conditions.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Continued VFR flight in adverse weather.

» El Tiempo 24-1-1985


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Distance from Quibdó-El Caraño Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 130 km (81 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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