Accident
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:maandag 7 juli 2008
Tijd:03:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-209BSF
Vloog voor:Centurion Air Cargo
Gehuurd van:Kalitta Air
Registratie: N714CK
Constructienummer: 22446/519
Bouwjaar: 1981-04-07 (27 years 3 months)
Aantal vlieguren:90613
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:10 km (6.3 mijl) W of Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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:
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.

Bronnen:
» La Republica
» NTSB id DCA08RA078

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Aerocivil
report status: Final
report number: COL-08-10-GIA
report released:22-AUG-2011
duration of investigation:1141 days (3 years 1.5 months)
download report: Accidente ocurrido el día 7 de julio de 2008 a la aeronave Boeing B747-200FM, Matrícula N714CK en Madrid, Cundinamarca. (Aerocivil COL-08-10-GIA)

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Kaart
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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport en Miami International Airport, FL bedraagt 2423 km (1514 miles).

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