ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 727-21F HK-1717 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 25 June 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-21F
Operator:Aerosucre Colombia
Registration: HK-1717
MSN: 18993/215
First flight: 1965-12-29 (31 years 6 months)
Total airframe hrs:51014
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
A Boeing 727 cargo plane, registered HK-1717, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident on takeoff from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia. All six on board survived the accident.
The airplane was accelerating down runway 31 on takeoff when the crew heard two explosions and then experienced a strong vibration. The pilot decided to abort the takeoff at a speed of 130 kts. The airplane could not be stopped on the runway and continued for about 500 m past the end of the runway. The nose gear separated.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:"The overweight of 3223 lbs. causing the V1 decision speed to be increased by reducing the stopping distance, which was insufficient when the pilot flying discontinued the take off in wet runway conditions."

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The 3223 lbs overweight. Making the decision speed V1 higher by reducing the stopping distance, which was insufficient for the pilot at the controls to discontinue the takeoff on a wet runway."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: Aerocivil Colombia
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: -
Download report: Final report

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 688 km (430 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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