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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Monday 24 August 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operator:SADELCA Colombia - Sociedad Aérea del Caqueta
Registration: HK-4007X
MSN: 3303
First flight: 1992
Total airframe hrs:1210
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET) (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET/SKLT), Colombia
Destination airport:Girardot-Santiago Vila Airport (GIR/SKGI), Colombia
The An-32 was operating on a cargo flight from Leticia (LET) to Girardot (GIR), Colombia. The airplane carried 5000 kg of fish. Runway in use at Leticia was runway 20 with 210° winds at 6 knots.
During takeoff, upon reaching rotation speed (VR), the airline failed to rotate. The captain decided to abort the takeoff. Failing to stop before the runway end, the An-32 overran and came to rest 80 m past the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's decision to discontinue the takeoff at rotation speed (VR), exceeding the stopping distance, with an overweight of 532 kg (1.170.4 lbs) which had an effect on the failure to rotate."

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

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Distance from Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport to Girardot-Santiago Vila Airport as the crow flies is 1080 km (675 miles).

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