Accident Sikorsky UH-60A Halcón FAC4102, Tuesday 11 December 1990
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Date:Tuesday 11 December 1990
Time:17:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky UH-60A Halcón
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Registration: FAC4102
MSN: 701249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Melgar, Tolima -   Colombia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Vargas
Destination airport:BA Tolemaida
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The helicopter had received several fire impacts during an anti-guerilla operation over the south region of Colombia. The tail rotor control system was damaged and a transitory repair was conducted to allow the helicopter to return to its main base and complete the repairs. Approaching the base, close to start the traffic for landing, the repair failed and the helicopter lost tail rotor control, spinning out of control and crashing 10 miles out of its destination killing all aboard.


Air Force Investigation
El Tiempo 12 December 1990, p7A

Revision history:

06-Mar-2010 03:16 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Country]
19-Feb-2015 06:34 duck Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2015 06:35 harro Updated [Narrative]
13-Mar-2017 14:52 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
18-Oct-2017 13:08 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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