A small plane crashed on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 4, 2023 when it was flying over the municipalities of The Vega and Facatativa, in the west of the department of Cundinamarca, in an event that left two people dead. It became the second air accident in less than two days, with fatalities, after what happened in Cali (Valle del Cauca).
The event occurred at 6:00 pm when the ultralight aircraft with registration HJ363 crashed into the wooded area of the path. Argentina, on the border between the two populations. The last communication, according to information provided by the Civil Aeronautics, was given at 5:30 pm and its last position was southeast of the municipality of La Mesa, at an altitude of 7,800 feet.
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“This afternoon, the crash of a small plane in the jurisdiction of the municipality of La Vega was reported by telephone, exactly in the Argentine village, which is within the limits of the municipality of both La Vega and Facatativá, therefore, Immediately, the first response agencies of that jurisdiction are activated,” said Álvaro Farfán, firefighter delegate of Cundinamarca.
The plane covered the route Medellín-Bogotá, and was destined for the Guaymaral runway. It was the inhabitants of the area who reported that the two occupants had no vital signs, after approaching the place where the impact occurred. Residents were the ones who recorded with their cell phones the state of the airplane, whose remains were scattered among the vegetation.
According to what was officially known, Firefighters from the municipality of La Vega moved to the scene. to attend to the emergency. The area is difficult to access, as it is located on the eastern mountain range, which has complicated the rescue efforts of the bodies that were left in the middle of the pieces of the plane and that perished as a result of the accident.
More information about this event is expected in the course of the hours. and, in addition to the identity of the victims, the causes that originated the incident that led to the fatal outcome, which generated anxiety among the inhabitants of this jurisdiction. For now, efforts are focused on being able to arrive at the site as soon as possible, to provide more details about the deceased.
For its part, A second death was confirmed after the crash of the Colombian Aerospace Force planewith registration FAC 2448, which crashed at 7:15 am on Tuesday, October 3, in the Jorge Isaacs neighborhood of Cali and caused a fire in the place, after the aircraft’s tank exploded.
It’s about the cadet Juan David Díaz Solano, course 85 of the FAC, who did not survive the serious injuries he suffered after this accident, despite the fact that he was in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios clinic. Serious burns, in addition to other injuries to his extremities, ended up causing his death.
Along with cadet Díaz Solano was the instructor Hánner Sánchez Mora, who had more than 10 years of experience, but also lost his life in this incident, which generated commotion among the inhabitants of this populous sector of the capital of Valle del Cauca. When they were at 3,200 feet, the emergency occurred and although the crew made efforts to avoid this end, the maneuvers did not work.