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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 6 July 1988
Time:ca 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-44J
Operator:Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas
Registration: HK-3148X
C/n / msn: 39
First flight: 1965-03-17 (23 years 4 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515-10
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
An uncontained no. 4 engine failure on climbout forced the crew to return to Barranquilla. Control was lost on final approach to runway 04 and the aircraft crashed. The wing is said to have been on fire.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 7 Jul 1988


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Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1746 km (1091 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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