2016-04-07 Arall DC-3 destroyed in forced landing near Puerto Gaitan
The vintage DC-3 aircraft was destroyed in a forced landing after take-off from Puerto Gaitan, Colombia. All three crew on board survived.
The piston engined aircraft has just taken-off at Puerto Gaitan when the aircraft suffered engine failure.
The pilots were unable to maintain a safe altitude and were forced to make a landing outside the airport.
The DC-3 came down in a flat, grassy patch of land and caught fire after coming to a standstill.
All on board (3 crewmembers) were able to run free from the burning wreckage though some suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospitals.
© Aerocovil Colombia
The accident location was close to a road but the aircraft already burned to total destruction when fire fighters arrived.
NOTE: the same aircraft suffered substantial damage in a landing mishap – also at Purto Gaitan – after engine troubles. Download Aerocivil Accident Report (pdf)
METAR Puerto Gaitan (SKPG):
Date: 2016-04-07 Time: 06:25
Location: SKPG PGT Puerto Gaitán Morelia Airport area
Flight phase: ICL – Airborne – 1.000 ft AGL
Damage to a/c: hull loss
Flight no.: –
From: SKPG/PGT: Puerto Gaitán Morelia Airport To: SKVV/VVC: Villavicencio
Type: Non Revenue
Operator: Arall Aerolineas Llaneras
Type: Douglas DC-3 / C-47
Age a/c: 70.8 years
Constr. No.: 10210
Occupants & Casualties
JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 3rd safety occurence for the operator
- 131st safety occurence of type (DC-3/C-47)
- 2nd safety occurence at Puerto Gaitan, Colombia
- 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
– 2004-12-17 HK-2663 suffered landing accident
after engine trouble at Puerto Gaitan
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