Accident Douglas DC-3C HK-3199, Friday 25 May 2007
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Date:Friday 25 May 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3C
Registration: HK-3199
MSN: 26044/14599
Year of manufacture:1944
Total airframe hrs:27744 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Acaricuara Airport (ARF) -   Colombia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:San José del Guaviare Airport (SJE/SKSJ)
Destination airport:Acaricuara Airport (ARF)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The runway at Acaricuara Airport was wet from light rain showers earlier that morning. The flight crew decided to execution a low altitude approach to runway 02 with the purpose of making the landing just at the beginning of the runway.
The initial contact with the surface occurred with the left main gear in an area of lower height and before the runway threshold. Directional control was lost and the aircraft swing to the left, causing the propellers to hit the ground. The aircraft stopped 200 m further. The three crew members and the four passengers were unharmed.

Execution by the pilot of a landing manoeuvre not documented in the flight technique by means of the execution of own procedures out of the established operation standards, under not determined parameters, where minimums of descent, speeds, configurations, etc. are not established, putting the operation at high risk.

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


Aeronautica Civil, Informe Preliminar 200713



photo (c) Juan Jose Fajardo; Acaricuara Airport (ARF); 2007

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