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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Date:Thursday 4 July 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Helicol Colombia
Registration: HK-2889X
MSN: 606
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near El Yopal (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
The aircraft deviated 20deg to the left of the intended 360deg course either the pilot failed to correct for a westerly crosswind, or he deviated around bad weather. The pilot continued VFR flight in unfavorable visibility and collided with a hill.

VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#266)


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-HK-2889X
accident date: 04-07-1991
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: HK-2889X
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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