NTSB Identification: MIA01WA069
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 31, 2001 in YOPAL, Colombia
Aircraft: , registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal,3 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 31, 2001, about 1615 Atlantic standard time a Caravelle SE-210, HK-3932, operated by Aerolineas Suramericana, crashed on approach to the Yopal airport, Yopal, Colombia. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time. The pilot, first officer and a passenger received serious injuries, the flight engineer and two additional passengers received fatal injuries. The flight originated 3 hours before from Yopal and was destined to Mitu.

The cargo flight experienced landing gear problems on departure. After about 3 hours in a local flight to burn fuel and attempt to resolve the mechanical problems, the flight proceeded for a landing at the departure airport.

This report is for information purposes only and contains information obtained or released by the Government of Colombia.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Colombia. Any further information can be obtained from:

Director General de Aviation
Aeropuerto El Dorado
Bogota, Colombia
Telephone: 571-413-9376
Fax: 571-413-8091

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