NTSB Identification: FTW03WA128
Accident occurred Sunday, March 09, 2003 in Ocana, Colombia
Aircraft: Cessna R172HP, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

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

On March 9, 2003, at 1105 eastern standard time, a Cessna R172HP single-engine airplane, Colombian registration HK2727, was destroyed upon impact with mountainous terrain during cruise flight near Ocana, Departmento del Cesar, in the Republic of Colombia. The commercial pilot and his 4 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 172-3447, was owned by a private corporation and was being operated by Alas de Colombia, of Bucaramanga, Colombia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the on-demand air taxi flight from Ocana to Bucaramanga. The flight, which was destined to Bucaramanga, departed from the Aguas Claras Airport, near Ocana, approximately 10 minutes prior to the accident.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of Colombia. Additional information may be obtained from:

Republica de Colombia
Departamento Administrativo de Aeronautica Civil
Unidad Administrativa Especial
Oficina de Control y Seguridad Aerea
Aeropuerto Internacional "El Dorado"
Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia

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

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