Date & Time: Jun 26, 2009 at 1726 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Medellin – Capurganá – Rionegro
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Aircraft left Medellin-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport at 1610LT on a charter flight to Rionegro with an intermediate stop in Capurganá. After landing on runway 03, aircraft veered to the left, went through a grassy area, hit a fence and came to rest in a tree. All 18 occupants were evacuated while two passengers were slightly injured. Captain was seriously injured and aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
It appears that crew performed the landing procedure following an unstabilised approach. According to the investigators, pilots lost situational awareness on approach and landing. Fatigue and poor cockpit coordination were considered as contributory factors.