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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 183791
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-214
Owner/operator:LAN Airlines
Registration: CC-BAR
MSN: 4892
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bogotá FIR -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN)
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
LAN Airlines flight LA3509 sustained damage following an impact with an unknown object at FL350 in the Bogotá FIR.
The aircraft, an Airbus A320, departed Cancún Airport, Mexico at 21:18 hours UTC. The aircraft was en route at FL350 between the KAKOL waypoint and the RNG VOR when, at an airspeed of 480 kts, the aircraft impacted an object.
The crew checked the aircraft systems but did not notice any indications of a malfunction. They decided to continue the flight and landed safely at Bogotá at 00:13 UTC (19:13 LT).
During the inspection of the aircraft, the left front section of the aircraft showed a dent measuring 20 cm and there was a substance was observed that will be examined to determine its composition.

The Colombian Aerocivil classified this as a Serious Incient and initiated an investigation.

The airplane, CC-BAR, was grounded and operated a flight, 4C9972, on January 15 to Mexico City, where an MRO is located that is known to carry out maintenance on LAN aircraft.



Photo of CC-BAR courtesy

Bogotá - El Dorado (SKBO / BOG)
6 February 2018; (c) LRS747

Revision history:

20-Jan-2016 20:43 harro Added
20-Jan-2016 20:52 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
20-Jan-2016 20:58 harro Updated [Narrative]

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