Accident Douglas DC-3C HK-3213, Thursday 25 May 1995
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Date:Thursday 25 May 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3C
Owner/operator:LACOL Colombia
Registration: HK-3213
MSN: 25659/14214
Year of manufacture:1944
Total airframe hrs:15000 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Miraflores Airport (MFS) -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC/SKVV)
Destination airport:Miraflores Airport (MFS/SKMF)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Douglas DC-3C cargo plane was destroyed when crashed near Miraflores Airport (MFS), Colombia. Two crew members and three passengers were killed in the accident Two crew members and six passengers survived.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Villavicenco (VVC) carrying livestock and passengers. It was descending towards Miraflores when the no. 1 engine failed. In poor weather the airplane contacted trees and crashed. A fire erupted.
Investigation showed that the airplane was operated outside the centre of gravity limits with 30% MAC where the aft limit was 28%. Also, no records were found about the pilot's experience or training on DC-3 aircraft.

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from original Spanish report):
The probable cause of this accident is the loss of lift, induced by explosions and fire in the left engine, problems that the pilot was unable to overcome because he was flying VFR in IMC.

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


Scramble 196(62)



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Villavicencio Airport (VVC/SKVV); January 1995

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