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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Datum:maandag 27 augustus 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:SELVA Colombia
Registratie: HK-4117
Constructienummer: 2909
Bouwjaar: 1992
Aantal vlieguren:8284
Motoren: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D-5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mitú Airport (MVP) (   Colombia)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia
The An-32 cargo plane had arrived at Mitú, Colombia, carrying drums of fuel. After unloading the fuel there was a spill that was initially responded to by the crew. Airport firefighters approached to attend the event but were not allowed the use of foam or water due to electrical and electronic equipment that could be affected by the liquid.

After starting the APU and engine no.2 for the flight back to Villavicencio, the crew felt an explosion and shut down the engines. Firefighters were unable to extinguish the rapidly developing fire.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE (translated from original Spanish language report):
Lack of adequate and effective procedures for fuel handling by the company and crew.
Non-compliance by the crew of the aircraft, of the recommendations made by the Fire Fighting Service Airport and Control Tower.

» Aeronáutica Civil de Colombia, Informe Preliminar 200722


photo of Antonov-An-32B-HK-4117X
accident date: 27-08-2007
type: Antonov An-32B
registration: HK-4117X


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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