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Last updated: 8 August 2020
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Datum:Sonntag 27 Januar 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-059B
Fluggesellschaft:Avianca
Kennzeichen: HK-725
Werknummer: 18087/249
Baujahr: 1961-11-07 (18 years 3 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO) (   Ecuador)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Linienflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Unfallbericht:
The crew made an instrument approach in VMC weather to Quito. The aircraft landed too fast (143 knots instead of 123 kts) 300 m down the runway. The Boeing, named "Santander", overran the runway by 70 m and came to rest with the nosegear collapsed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Pilot misjudged speed and distance on landing and didn't follow the appropriate procedures to activate the emergency brakes.



Fotos

photo of Boeing-720-059B-HK-725
accident date: 27-01-1980
type: Boeing 720-059B
registration: HK-725
photo of Boeing-720-059B-HK-725
accident date: 27-01-1980
type: Boeing 720-059B
registration: HK-725
 
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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