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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 7 June 2006
Time:07:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-2U3BSF
Operator:Tradewinds International Airlines
Registration: N922FT
C/n / msn: 22768/561
First flight: 1982-04-24 (24 years 2 months)
Total airframe hrs:78767
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE) (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 444
Narrative:
Takeoff from Medellin (MDE) was aborted because of engine problems. The aircraft could not be brought to a halt on the runway and overran into a field. The nose gear was sheared off completely and the 747 came to rest about 150 m past the 3500 m long runway.

Probable Cause:

CAUSA PROBABLE: "El inicio de la maniobra de despegue abortado (RTO) a una velocidad 12 nudos mayor de la calculada para los condiciones previstas.
CAUSAS CONTRIBUYENTES:
Omision de los factores incidentes como pista mojada en el calculo de las velocidades de despegue.
La ausencia de un despachador de vuelo debidamente certificado y calificado en el equipo.
La falta del motor número 1 por causas no conocidas."

unofficial Spanish translation:
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The beginning of an aborted take-off (RTO) at a speed higher than 12 knots calculated for the existing conditions.
CONTRIBUTING CAUSES:
Failure to include factors such as a wet runway in the calculation of takeoff speeds.
The absence of a flight dispatcher properly certified and qualified for the equipment.
The failure of engine number 1 for reasons unknown."

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» Avión carguero de EEUU se accidenta en aeropuerto de Rionegro (Terra, 7-6-2006)


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N922FT moved to Atlas Air in 2002 and was acquired by Tradewinds in September 2004
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Distance from Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 2232 km (1395 miles).

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