Accident Douglas DC-3-455 HK-1212, Sunday 20 June 2004
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Date:Sunday 20 June 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3-455
Registration: HK-1212
MSN: 4987
Year of manufacture:1942
Total airframe hrs:50159 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Las Gaviotas Airport (LGT) -   Colombia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Las Gaviotas Airport (LGT/SKGA)
Destination airport:Puerto Carreño-Cumaribo Airport (PCR/SKPC)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A VIARCO flight from Villavicencio (VVC) to Puerto Carreño-Cumaribo Airport (PCR) had to make a precautionary landing at Las Gaviotas Airport because of some technical problems. Another plane, HK-1212 was sent to Las Gaviotas to pick up the passengers.
The DC-3 aircraft took off from runway 24. Upon leaving the ground the right engine failed and caught fire. The DC-3 crash-landed in trees and caught fire.

CAUSAS: "Ruptura de una biela y posterior pérdida total de potencia e incendio en el motor derecho durante la rotación del avión, lo cual redujo el rendimiento de la aeronave haciendo que el piloto perdiera el control de la misma, produciéndose la colisión inmediata contra el terreno."

CAUSES: "Rupture of a crank and subsequent total loss of power and fire in the right engine during rotation of the plane, which reduced the performance of the aircraft, causing the pilot to lose control of the aircraft, resulting in the immediate collision with the ground." (translated from Spanish)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Report number: COL-04-16-GIA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 February 1982 HK-1212 SADELCA 1 Miraflores sub



photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC); February 1982

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