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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 11 October 2007
Time:20:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:Rio Sur
Registration: HK-4422
MSN: BB-377
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:10934
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET/SKLT), Colombia
Narrative:
A Beechcraft B200 Super King Air, HK-4422, was destroyed when it impacted the ground, shortly after takeoff from the Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG). Two flight crew members, three passengers, and two persons on the ground were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the air ambulance flight.
The pilot declared an emergency immediately after takeoff from runway 13L. He did not state the nature of the emergency. The airplane banked right abruptly, passed a hangar and impacted houses near the approach end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined

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

Classification:
Cause undetermined
Loss of control

Sources:
» Aerocivil


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport as the crow flies is 1088 km (680 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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