Narrative:The cargo aircraft had taken off from Bogotá with a cargo of 18.300 newspapers (6 tons in total). The aircraft approached runway 36 about 4km to the left of the normal approach path. A steep right turn was initiated, followed by a steep left turn after crossing the approach path. The aircraft lost height and crashed 5760m short of the runway and exploded.
|Date:||21 DEC 1996|
|C/n / msn:|| 3402|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5,7 km (3.6 mls) S of Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE) (Colombia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia|
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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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport as the crow flies is 214 km (134 miles).
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.