Descripción del Accidente ASN 22 DEC 1998 Antonov An-32B HK-3930X - Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE)
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:martes 22 diciembre 1998
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operador:SELVA Colombia
Registración: HK-3930X
Numéro de série: 3309
Año de Construcción: 1993
Horas Totales de la Célula:3106
Motores: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,2 km (0.8 milles) S of Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE) (   Colombia)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
The Antonov had taken off from Bogotá to fly a cargo of newspapers to Rionegro. The plane crashed while approaching runway 36 in fog, about 1 km from the airport boundary. The weather was below minima.
Coincidentally, two years and one day earlier (21 December 1996) another Selva An-32 crashed on approach to Rionegro.

Probable Cause:

Decisiones operacionales por parte de la tripulación consistente en realizar un aterrizaje en un aeropuerto que se encontraba bajo mínimos meteorológicos y no realizar el procedimiento de aproximación frustrada.

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

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photo of Antonov-An-32-HK-3930X
accident date: 22-12-1998
type: Antonov An-32
registration: HK-3930X

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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport as the crow flies is 214 km (134 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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