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Fecha:miércoles 9 octubre 1996
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic D28D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant
Operador:Transoriente Colombia
Registración: HK-3982
Numéro de série: 4169
Año de Construcción: 1973
Horas Totales de la Célula:3217
Motores: 2 Lycoming IGSO-540-A1E
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Taraira Airfield (   Colombia)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:La Pedrera Airport (LPD/SKLP), Colombia
A Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant, HK-3982, departed Villavicencio, Colombia at 10:50, bound for Mitú. At 12:22 the airplane departed Mitú for La Pedrera. En route the flight encountered poor weather. The crew contacted Mitú to request the weather at La Pedrera, but the controller at Mitú was unable to obtain the weather information. The crew decided to divert to a jungle airstrip at Taraira. The soft surface runway is 515 metres long. The airfield was not authorized for operation at the time of the accident.
When the crew attempted to takeoff from the airstrip, acceleration was not as expected and the takeoff was abandoned. The airplane ran off the airstrip and suffered structural damage.

Probable Cause:

Decisión de la tripulación de suspender el despegue en un campo inapropiado por las condiciones de superficie húmeda y blanda que produjo mayores coeficientes de fricción y menor factor de aceleración que impidieron alcanzar las velocidades de sustentación lift-off lo cual determinó que la tripulación discontinuara el decolaje sin distancia suficiente de parada, lo cual condujo al accidente.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report


photo of Dornier-Do-28D-2-Skyservant-HK-3982
accident date: 09-10-1996
type: Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant
registration: HK-3982

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mitú Airport to La Pedrera Airport as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).

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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