Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310 HK-2536, Monday 29 November 1982
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Date:Monday 29 November 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Owner/operator:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registration: HK-2536
MSN: 713
Year of manufacture:1980
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Quetame -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:San José del Guaviare Airport (SJE/SKSJ)
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
The aircraft crashed into a mountain.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions, navigation error and inadequate training procedures were factors.


Toledo Blade - Dec 1, 1982


  • 24th worst accident in 1982
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; Medellín Airport (EOH); February 1982

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