Narrative:The aircraft had carried out several take-offs and landings at Flandes for co-pilot type training. During the last take-off the landing gear failed to retract. The Lodestar returned to Bogotá were a flapless landing was carried out on runway 12. Braking attempts proved ineffective, causing the plane to depart the runway, coming to rest in a drainage ditch.
|Date:||Saturday 5 January 1974|
|Type:||Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar|
|C/n / msn:|| 18-2327|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (Colombia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia|
It appeared that a pressure line in the hydraulic system was broken in the right landing gear well, causing a leak of hydraulic fluid.
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» Aviation News 15-2-1974
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.