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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 4 August 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-46
Operator:SAM Colombia
Registration: HK-2421X
MSN: 18875/202
First flight: 1965-11-15 (27 years 9 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
The no. 3 engine caught fire during maintenance work. The fire started when the FCU was disconnected and may have resulted from residual fuel leaking out and being ignited by one of the portable work lamps.

Damaged on the ground


photo of Boeing-727-46-HK-2421X
accident date: 04-08-1993
type: Boeing 727-46
registration: HK-2421X
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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Boeing 727

  • 1832 built
  • 66th loss
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