On December 10, 2004, at 1438 eastern standard time, a Beech BE-36-TC single engine airplane, Colombian registration HK4349P was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during initial takeoff climb near Pereira, Department of Risaralda in the Republic of Colombia. Two passengers were fatally injured and the commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane, serial number EA446, was owned and operated by the Club Aereo del Pacifico, in Cali, Colombia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the business flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The flight, which was intended for Manizales, Department of Caldas, was originating at the time of the accident.

Witnesses at the airport reported that the engine appeared to lose power immediately following the retraction of the landing gear. The pilot was able to maneuver the airplane around some obstructions prior to impacting trees and crashing into a river. According to local authorities, the 1985-model airplane, was exported to Colombia in late September 2004, and completed its first revenue flight on October 31, 2004. The 300-horsepower TSIO-520-UB Continental engine, serial number 527517, was reported to have accumulated a total of 60 hours since new.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Department of Civil Aviation 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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