Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 23 August 2008
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
Operator:AIRES Colombia
Registration: HK-3952
C/n / msn: 169
First flight: 1989
Total airframe hrs:31260
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR/TNCC), Netherlands Antilles
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Flightnumber: 051
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."

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Sources:

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Aerocivil
report status: Final
report number:
report released:18-JAN-2010
duration of investigation:513 days (1 year 4.9 months)
download report: Informe técnico de accidente de aviación - HK-3952 (Aerocivil )

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Distance from Curaçao-Hato International Airport to Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport as the crow flies is 647 km (404 miles).

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