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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Wednesday 14 December 1983
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-373C
Operator:TAMPA Colombia
Registration: HK-2401
C/n / msn: 18707/349
First flight: 1963
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
In the morning of December 14, 1983, the TAMPA Boeing 707 freighter departed Medellin on a cargo flight to Miami (MIA). During departure the no. 4 engine suffered FOD damage. The flight returned to Medellin. It was decided to ferry the aircraft to Miami for repairs. That afternoon the airplane took off again with the no. 4 engine operating at idle power. During takeoff the no. 3 engine failed. The 707 banked steeply, struck powerlines and crashed into some factories.

Classification:

Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/88 (#19)


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Distance from Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 2222 km (1389 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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