On March 29, 2006, at 0805 eastern standard time, a single-engine Cessna 206 airplane, Colombian registration HK-2969, was destroyed upon impact with obstacles while attempting a forced landing in a sport field following a reported loss of engine power near Medellin, Republic of Colombia. The commercial pilot and his 4 passengers were fatally injured. A student attending the Universidad Pontifica Bolivariana, was also fatally injured, while 5 other students received minor injuries. The airplane was owned and operated by a domestic corporation and was being utilized as an on-demand air taxi service. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the flight for which a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight departed from the Olaya Herrera Airport and was destined for the Municipality of Ituango.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of Colombia. Additional 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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