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Datum:woensdag 9 oktober 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic D28D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transoriente Colombia
Registratie: HK-3982
Constructienummer: 4169
Bouwjaar: 1973
Aantal vlieguren:3217
Motoren: 2 Lycoming IGSO-540-A1E
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Taraira Airfield (   Colombia)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst: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:

PROBABLE CAUSE: (translated from original Spanish report)
Decision by the crew to abort takeoff from an inappropriate field due to the wet conditions and soft surface which produced higher coefficients of friction and a lower acceleration factor that prevented reaching takeoff speed after which the crew determined to discontinue the takeoff without sufficient stopping distance, which led to the accident.

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

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 Mitú Airport en La Pedrera Airport bedraagt 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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