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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Fecha:miércoles 23 enero 1985
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:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registración: HK-1910
Numéro de série: 497
Año de Construcción: 1976
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Cerro el Plateado (   Colombia)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 3505 m (11499 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Quibdó-El Caraño Airport (UIB/SKUI), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Número de Vuelo: 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.

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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