Narrative:A de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301 passenger plane, registered HK-3952, sustained substantial damage following the collapse of the tight hand main landingear on landing at Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ), Colombia. None of the 31 occupants were injured.
AIRES Flight 051 operated on an international flight from Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR). The approach and landing were normal, touching down about 770 metres past the threshold of runway 23. The crew noticed a vibration of the right hand main gear. The undercarriage leg collapsed. There was no fire.
CAUSA: "Fractura del anillo del tope mecánico del amortiguador del tren principal derecho, convirtiendo al conjunto del tren en una estructura sólida incapaz de absorber las cargas del aterrizaje, debido a la no incorporación de la Directiva de Aeronavegabilidad AD-2006-14 en la reparacián general de dicho tren."
Official accident investigation report
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Distance from Curaçao-Hato International Airport to Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport as the crow flies is 647 km (404 miles).