Accident Cessna 182N Skylane HK-1464,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 278185
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Date:Monday 16 May 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182N Skylane
Registration: HK-1464
MSN: 18260363
Year of manufacture:1970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Piracuara, Vaupés -   Colombia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Piracuara (SQPC)
Destination airport:Mitú-Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport (MVP/SKMU)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 182N Skylane crashed in the Colombian jungle in Piracuara, Vaupés. All four occupants died in the crash.

Probable Causes
Collision of the aircraft with the ground.
Although the investigation could not determine with certainty the cause that led to this collision, the following possible hypotheses are put forward as the most probable causes:
- Loss of in-flight control, or controlled flight into terrain, due to the inability of the aircraft to climb safely after takeoff and which prevented it from negotiating obstacles located in the trajectory, as a result of using insufficient runway length for takeoff.
- Powerplant failure, which forced the Pilot to attempt an emergency landing (tree landing) in a jungle area, which ended in the impact of the left plane with a tree, loss of control and impact with the terrain.

Contributing Factors
- Deficient risk analysis of the operator and crew for operating on a limited runway, in heavy conditions and with obstacles around.
- Deficient runway conditions, without signage, with high obstacles in its extension and with an uneven surface, which induced the pilot to perform a displaced takeoff, with only 540 m of runway available, insufficient to perform a safe takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

17-May-2022 05:26 gerard57 Added
17-May-2022 05:36 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]
17-May-2022 05:37 harro Updated [Departure airport]
17-May-2022 05:47 RobertMB Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-May-2022 16:37 Anon. Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code]

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