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Last updated: 21 July 2018
Datum:zaterdag 12 januari 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-512
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registratie: VP-BVE
Constructienummer: 510
Bouwjaar: 1995
Aantal vlieguren:11225
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127E
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 47
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:nabij Cartagena (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cartagena-Rafael Núñez Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
About 5 minutes after takeoff, the pilots felt high vibrations in the airplane, and the No. 2 engine’s low oil pressure warning light illuminated. When the pilots attempted to shut down the No. 2 engine with the fuel lever, the lever jammed. They then shut down the engine by pulling the fire handle. The airplane returned
to Cartagena for an emergency landing. An initial examination of the No. 2 engine’s propeller assembly revealed one of the six blades had separated through the metal base just outboard of the propeller hub. An adjacent blade was fractured through the composite airfoil at about the midspan area. The examination of the engine revealed that both of the forward engine mounts had broken, and the engine sagged to the bottom of the engine cowling.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: (translated from original Spanish language report) "Preventive maintenance programs which did not allow the detection of corrosion in the base of the blade with serial number FR341 leading to fatigue and separation thereof."



Aerocivil issued 2 Safety Recommendations
FAA issued 2 Airworthiness Directives
FAA issued 2 Emergency Airworthiness Directives
NTSB issued 1 Safety Recommendation
NTSB issued 1 Urgent Safety Recommendation

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cartagena-Rafael Núñez Airport en Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport bedraagt 446 km (279 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.
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