Accident at 50 NM SSE Bucaramanga, Colombia


2014-05-21: TSB Report#A14F0056: The Piper 31-109 (C-GSVM) was scheduled to perform an aerial geophysics exploration near Bucaramanga (BGA), Colombia, with the pilot and one system operator on board. Authorities received a call from Area Control Centre (ACC) in Bogota, Columbia (BOG) reporting an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activation. The aircraft had collided with a mountain about 50 nautical miles SSE of Bucaramanga. The Grupo de Investigación de Accidentes & Incidentes Aéreos (GRIAA) of the Colombia Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the accident.
2014-10-24: Update: Follow-up information received from Flight Operations ? West [2014/10/17]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the company and was provided with additional information by the operator and a corrective action plan (CAP) which was accepted by the CASI. The CASI advised that no further Transport Canada action was required at this time.


CADORS Number 2014H0059
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transport Canada, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2014-05-03 - 15:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Republic of Colombia, South America, National Capital Region (NCR), 50 NM SSE Bucaramanga, Colombia
TSB Occurrence Number A14F0056
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transport Canada, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Unknown or undetermined,Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GSVM | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner 138883 Canada Inc
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA-31
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model TIO-540-A1B
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule Unknown
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 2
Injuries 0
Events ELT,Collision with terrain

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