Accident Cessna 404 Titan HK-2685, Friday 24 February 1984
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Date:Friday 24 February 1984
Time:c. 12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C404 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 404 Titan
Owner/operator:Taxi Aéreo del Guaviare (TAGUA)
Registration: HK-2685
MSN: 404-0685
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Gachalá (Cundinamarca) -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bogotá (SKBO) (11:58)
Destination airport:Villavicencio (SKVV)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Engine No.1 failure reported by Captain Alvaro Sánchez under IMC while enroute to Villavicencio. Then ATC lost the radio contact with the flight crew.
The aircraft was found completely destroyed 28 February after crashing into high elevation terrain.
The airplane wasn't properly mantained, and this deficient maintenance was not properly registered.
The flight was authorized for a positioning flight. Because of this, it was not cleared to transport passengers.

Sources:

World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
El Tiempo 24 February 1984, p1+8A/29 February 1984, p1+7A
ICAO Circular 202-AN/123 Aircraft Accident Digest No. 31

Statistics

  • 64th worst accident in 1984
  • 14th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 5th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Dec-2008 23:37 Rafael Sanchez Updated
02-Jan-2011 11:37 TB Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, ]
19-Sep-2014 20:55 TB Updated [Time, Damage, Narrative, ]
14-Mar-2017 18:17 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, ]
17-Mar-2017 10:32 TB Updated [Operator, ]
03-May-2021 06:12 Davalemartpe Updated [Source, Narrative, ]

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