Date & Time: Mar 28, 1985 at 0950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F28 Fellowship
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Bogotá – Neiva – San Vicente del Caguán – Florencia
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En route from San Vicente del Caguán to Florencia, the last leg of the trip, the crew was informed that the Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport was closed to traffic due to insufficient visibility caused by dense fog. Nevertheless, the crew attempted an approach and initiated a descent. The last radio contact was recorded 10 minutes prior to the accident when the aircraft was at an altitude of 3,600 feet. On final, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain shrouded in clouds and located 15 km from the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all 46 occupants were killed.
The accident was the consequence of a controlled flight into terrain after the crew decided to continue the approach in below-minima weather conditions.