NTSB Identification: ERA13WA078
Accident occurred Monday, November 19, 2012 in Cuchilla La Laja, Colombia
Aircraft: CESSNA R172K, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

On November 19, 2012, about 1030 hours local, a Cessna R172K, Colombian registration HK4890G, collided with mountainous terrain near Cuchilla La Laja – Municipio de San Francisco, Departmento de Cundinamarca, Colombia. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time for the VFR flight from Girardot/Santiago Vila Airport (SKGI), Girardot, Colombia, to Guaymaral Airport (SKGY), Bogota, Colombia. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the private pilot, the sole occupant was fatally injured.

According to statements by the staff of transit air, on the day of the accident at 1107 hours local, attempts to contact the pilot were unsuccessful. The flight did not arrive at its destination and a search was initiated. On November 24, 2012, the airplane was located. A postcrash fire occurred.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Colombia. Any further information can be obtained from:
Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronautica Civil
Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado
Bogota, Colombia
Telephone: 571.425.1000

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

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