Accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) HK-2497, Saturday 30 March 1996
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Date:Saturday 30 March 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:LANC Colombia - Lineas Aéreas Norte de Colombia
Registration: HK-2497
MSN: 27079/15634
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Villavicencio -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV)
Destination airport:La Macarena Airport (LMC)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft departed from Villavicencio for a flight to La Macarena. When climbing through an altitude of 1900 feet, the no. 1 engine began to vibrate. The engine was shut down and the crew decided to return to the airport for an emergency landing on runway 22. They were not able to reach the runway and a wheels-up forced landing was carried out in a field.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Left engine failure (no. 1), as a consequence of a bad adjustment in the intake valves of cylinders # 8 and 9, which remained stuck in open position, allowing the passage of the flame, presenting high temperature, which caused loss of performance of the aircraft".

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


Aeronautica Civil de Colombia

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 March 1981 HK-2497 Lineas Aéreas Nacionales - LANSA 0 near Anapoima sub


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

photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC); August 1991

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