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Last updated: 9 December 2018
Datum:maandag 7 juli 2008
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)
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
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.
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:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 2 months
Accident number: COL-08-10-GIA
Download report: Final report

» 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

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).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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