The Cause Of This Colombian Plane Crash Is Unknown, But The Incident Happened To Be Captured On Video

Devastating news hit Colombia on Tuesday when an AeroSucre cargo plane crashed just three minutes after takeoff, leaving five of its six crew members dead.

The deceased were identified by Noticias Caracol as Captain Jaime Cantillo, co-pilot Mauricio Guzmán, flight engineer Pedro Duarte, dispatcher Felipe Vargas and forklift operator Nelson David Rojas. The surviving crew member, flight technician Diego Armando Vargas Bravo, was taken to a nearby hospital before being airlifted to a hospital in Bogotá.

The crash happened at 5:23 p.m. local time, about 10 kilometers from German Olano Airport in Puerto Carreno. The plane, a Boeing 727, was headed to Bogotá.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, but a local resident on motorcycle captured video of the plane during takeoff at German Olano Airport. In the video, the plane seems unable to reach enough altitude to clear a wire fence surrounding the airport.


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