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Last updated: 19 November 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 7 juillet 2008
Heure:03:52
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-209BSF
Opérant pour:Centurion Air Cargo
Loué à :Kalitta Air
Immatriculation: N714CK
Numéro de série: 22446/519
Année de Fabrication: 1981-04-07 (27 years 3 months)
Heures de vol:90613
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Victimes au sol:victimes: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:10 km (6.3 milles) W of Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombie
Aéroport de destination:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Boeing 747 N714CK, operated by Kalitta Airlines as a wet lease to Centurion Airlines, took off from Bogota (BOG), carrying a cargo of flowers to Miami (MIA).
Reports say the crew radioed that they had an engine fire. The airplane impacted a farm field, broke up and caught fire. A farm was demolished in the crash, killing two people inside.
Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed during the accident, with a reported cloud ceiling of 1,700 above the ground and calm winds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
The inability of the accident aircraft to maintain flight after the loss of power of two engines.
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
A non-recoverable surge on the engine No.4 during the rotation, resulting in loss of engine power. Contributing to the surge were the combined effects of the inefficient high pressure turbine, excessive blade-tip clearance, reduced cord of the the fan blades and of the leading edges and the effects of high altitude.
An undetermined anomaly in the engine No. 1, which manifested itself during the extra power, resulted in loss of engine power. Contributing to the loss of engine power was inadequate No. 1 operation to maintain the proper speed during the ascent of the aircraft, resulting in extra power use and, in turn, exposing the anomaly of the engine.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 2 months
Accident number: COL-08-10-GIA
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» La Republica
» NTSB id DCA08RA078


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
07 APR 1981 B-1886 China Airlines
B-18753 China Airlines Cargo new registration
06 NOV 2002 N714CK Kalitta Air

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Bogotá-Eldorado Airport et Miami International Airport, FL est de 2423 km (1514 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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