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Last updated: 27 February 2021
Date:Thursday 15 October 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-55
Operator:Líneas Aéreas del Caribe - LAC Colombia
Registration: HK-3753X
C/n / msn: 45765/265
First flight: 1966
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (Q)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Directional control was lost on landing at Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, Colombia. It veered off the left side of the runway.
Subsequently the nose landing gear collapsed.

Runway excursion

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photo of Douglas-DC-8-55-HK-3753X
accident date: 15-10-1992
type: Douglas DC-8-55
registration: HK-3753X
photo of DC-8-55-N573FB
accident date: 15-10-1992
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55
registration: N573FB

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 2219 km (1387 miles).

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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