Date & Time: Dec 20, 2016 at 1723 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 727-200
Operator:
Registration:
HK-4544
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Carreño - Bogota
MSN:
21105/1158
YOM:
22
Country:
Colombia
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
5
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The three engine aircraft took off from runway 24 at Puerto Carreño-Germán Olano Airport but failed to get airborne in time, overran, hit two successive perimeter fences and completed the rotation too late. About three minutes later, while performing a turn to the right, maybe in an attempt to return to the airport for an emergency landing, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a field located about 5 km from the airport. At that time, and according to the video, the crew was apparently completing a fuel dumping procedure. Five crew members were killed while an engineer was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. Runway 24 is 1,800 meters long. The takeoff was kept on a video that shows a too late rotation. It is also possible to see on the video that the engine number two suffered an apparent flame out at liftoff.