Date & Time: Jan 23, 1985 at 1035 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Quibdó – Medellín
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
En route from Quibdó to Medellín, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions with mist and intermittent rain falls. While cruising at an altitude of 11,500 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt El Plateado located in the northeast part of the Chocó province, about 66 km northeast of Quibdó. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all 23 occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue under VFR mode in IMC conditions.