On May 05, 2004, about 1300 eastern standard time, a Swearingen SA-227, HK-4275, of Colombian registration and operated by Aerotransportes Petroleros, was destroyed upon impact with terrain on final approach near Carepa, Departimento de Antioquia, Colombia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time and no flight plan was filed for the business flight. The commercial-rated pilot and commercial-rated co-pilot along with one of the passengers were fatally injured. The 4 remaining passengers received serious injuries. The fight originated in Bogota, Colombia, the same day about 1155. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to information obtained from the Colombian Aeronautica Civil, the crew of the airplane was given authorization to land by the control tower. The airplane impacted with terrain approximately 300 feet short of the intended landing runway. There was no communication from the crew of the mishap airplane suggesting any problem with the airplane between the time of authorization to land and impact.
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
Bogota D. C., Colombia
This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released for or obtained by the Government of Colombia.