NTSB Identification: DFW05WA227
Accident occurred Thursday, September 01, 2005 in Bogota, Colombia
Aircraft: Piper PA-31-350, registration:
Injuries: 8 Fatal.

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

On September 1, 2005, at 1046 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-31-350 twin-engine airplane, Colombian registration HK-3069, was destroyed upon impact with terrain following a loss of control while maneuvering at the Guaymaral Airport (SKGY), near Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia. The two commercial pilots and six passengers were fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 31-8352036, was owned and operated by LANS LTDA of Bogota, Colombia, an on-demand air taxi operator. The domestic flight was originating at the time of the accident and was destined for Puerto Berrio Airport (SPBE), near Puerto Berrio, Department of Antioguia, Colombia.

Local authorities reported that the pilot declared an in-flight emergency approximately two minutes after takeoff and attempted to return to SKGY. The airplane was consumed in a post-impact fire.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Colombia. Any further 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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