Accident Antonov An-32B HK-3930X, Tuesday 22 December 1998
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Date:Tuesday 22 December 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-32B
Owner/operator:SELVA Colombia
Registration: HK-3930X
MSN: 3309
Year of manufacture:1993
Total airframe hrs:3106 hours
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-20D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,2 km S of Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE) -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Antonov had taken off from Bogotá to fly a cargo of newspapers to Rionegro. The plane crashed while approaching runway 36 in fog, about 1 km from the airport boundary. The weather was below minima.
Coincidentally, two years and one day earlier (21 December 1996) another Selva An-32 crashed on approach to Rionegro.

Operational decisions by the crew to make a landing at an airport that was under minimum weather conditions and not to perform the aborted approach procedure.

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


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photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC); September 1996

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