Vliegtuigongeval op 16 AUG 2010 met Boeing 737-73V (WL) HK-4682 - San Andres Island-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Airport (ADZ)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:maandag 16 augustus 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-73V (WL)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:AIRES Colombia
Registratie: HK-4682
Constructienummer: 32416/1270
Bouwjaar: 2003-01-10 (7 years 7 months)
Aantal vlieguren:23485
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 125
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 131
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:San Andres Island-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Airport (ADZ) (   Colombia)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Andres Island-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Airport (ADZ/SKSP), Colombia
An AIRES Colombia Boeing 737-73V, registered HK-4682, was destroyed in a landing accident at San Andres Island-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Airport (ADZ), Colombia. Two occupants died, nine were seriously injured and the other occupants sustained minor injuries. The airplane broke in three.
Flight 8250 had departed Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) at 00:07 at night on a domestic service to San Andres Island.
The flight climbed to the en route altitude of FL360. At 01:25 Panama Control cleared the flight to descend to FL220, which was later restricted to FL240. Meanwhile the crew obtained weather information. Wind was calm with a visibility of over 10 km, but poor weather was being expected. After contacting San Andres Control the flight was cleared further down to 3000 feet and the crew were told to expect a VOR approach to runway 06. The controller also reported that a storm was passing through, without precipitation.
At 01:40 the undercarriage was deployed and flaps were selected in increments to 15°. Two minutes later flaps were selected to 25° and the San Andres Tower cleared the flight to land on runway 6, reporting 10 knot winds and a rapidly deteriorating visibility in heavy rainfall.
At 01:44 flaps were selected to 30° and seconds later the controller reported that the visibility had dropped to 4000 m. When the crew had the runway in sight, the captain switched off the autopilot. After descending through 500 feet the captain repeated the procedures in case they would have to go around in case of windshear. Final approach was continued until the copilot shouted to go around. Half a second later the airplane impacted terrain 49 metres short of the runway threshold. The airplane broke up, skidding to a halt just past the runway threshold.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause:
Execution of the flight below the angle of approach, due to a misjudgment of the crew, believing to be much higher, leading the aircraft to fly a typical trajectory of a 'black hole' illusion, which was experienced during the night-time approach to a runway with low contrast surrounded in bright focused lights, aggravated by bad weather of heavy rain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: COL-10-18-GIA
Download report: Final report


Aerocivil issued 32 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Boeing-737-73V-HK-4682
accident date: 16-08-2010
type: Boeing 737-73V (WL)
registration: HK-4682

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
10 JAN 2003 N6046P Boeing first flight
21 FEB 2003 G-EZJU easyJet delivered
19 JUL 2004 G-EZJU easyJet A tug collided with the left side of the aircraft below the flight-deck windows at Belfast Airport (AAIB)
27 JAN 2010 G-EZJU easyJet ferried to Southend for storage
06 MAR 2010 HK-4682 AIRES Colombia delivered

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 San Andres Island-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla Airport bedraagt 1202 km (751 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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