Date & Time: Jan 17, 2003 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F28 Fellowship
Operator:
Registration:
HC-BMD
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Quito-Tulcan-Cali
MSN:
11220
YOM:
1984
Flight number:
EQ120
Country:
Ecuador
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
72
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7085
Captain / Total hours on type:
4103
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1666
Copilot / Total hours on type:
124
Aircraft flight hours:
21547
Aircraft flight cycles:
40084
Circumstances:
On takeoff from runway 35, a tire exploded and the pilot rejected takeoff. The aircraft did not stopped before the end of runway, overran and lost its main landing gear.
Probable cause: