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Date:Saturday 3 June 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic G159 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Operator:Transcontinental Aviation Inc.
Registration: N183K
MSN: 84
First flight: 1962-01-25 (44 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Necoclí Airport (NCI) (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
Destination airport:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
The airplane was destroyed by Colombian forces after having been forced to land at Necoclí, Colombia. The airplane had strayed off course en route to Panama and was forced to land Necoclí by the Fuerza Aérea de Colombia. The crew fled the scene. The airplane was destroyed because it was used in activities related to the transport of illicit drugs.

Damaged on the ground

» Autoridades colombianas detienen avión proveniente de Panamá
» Una aeronave ilegal fue destruida por la policía antinarcóticos en Antioquia (Radio Santa Fé)


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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 Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport to Panama City-Tocumen International Airport as the crow flies is 540 km (338 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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G-159 Gulfstream

  • 201 built
  • 28th loss
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