NTSB Identification: MIA04WA083
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 12, 2004 in Guaviare, Colombia
Aircraft: Cessna 206C, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal,4 Serious.

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

On May 12, 2004, about 1145 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 206, HK-2708, of Colombian registration and operated by Aral Air-Taxi, was destroyed upon impact with terrain on descent near San Jose del Guaviare, Departamento del Guatire, Colombia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time and no flight plan was filed for the air taxi flight. The commercial-rated pilot and 4 passengers were fatally injured. The 4 remaining passengers received serious injuries. The fight originated in Miraflores, Colombia, earlier that day at an unknown time.

According to information obtained from the Colombian Aeronautica Civil, the aircraft operator conducted air taxi services between Miraflores and San Jose del Guaviare. On this particular flight the pilot allowed 8 passenger, 6 adults and 2 children, to board the airplane. The company was certified for a maximum of 6 passengers per flight. The airplane impacted with terrain approximately 6 miles from the intended airport. The circumstances on the accident indicate the airplane may have developed an engine problem before reaching the intended airport.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Colombia. Any further information can be obtain from:

Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronautica Civil
Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado
Bogotá D. C., Colombia

Telephone: 571.425.1000

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

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