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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 26 April 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 11R
Operator:Aerosucre Colombia
Registration: HK-3325X
C/n / msn: 215
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barranquilla (   Colombia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Narrative:
Unsecured cargo began to slide after takeoff. The shift of the aircraft centre of gravity caused the Caravelle to stall. It descended and crashed into houses.

Classification:

Loss of control

Photos

photo of Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 11R 5N-AWT
Caravelle 5N-AWT was sold to Aerosucre July 1987.
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 688 km (430 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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