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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 18 November 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-23F
Operator:Aerosucre Colombia
Registration: HK-3667X
C/n / msn: 19430/366
First flight: 1967-01-26 (39 years 10 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,7 km (2.3 mls) N of Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET/SKLT), Colombia
The Aerosucre Boeing 727 was cleared for a visual approach to runway 21 at Leticia (LET). On finals the cargo plane entered a fog bank plane. It hit a 150-feet high antenna and crashed near the village of San Sebastián de los Lagos.
Weather at 21:00 at Leticia was reported to be: temperature 24 deg C, pressure 1011.1 hPa, visibility 10 km, wind calm with patches of fog.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

» Cayó avión de Aerosucre en cercanías del aeropuerto de Leticia (Amazonas) (El Tiempo, 19-11-2006)
» Cinco muertos dejó accidente de avión carguero (El Pais, 19-11-2006)
» Aeronautica Civil, Informe Preliminar 200628


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Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport as the crow flies is 1088 km (680 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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