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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205025
Last updated: 16 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF
Owner/operator:SkyBus Cargo
Registration: OB-2059P
C/n / msn: 45990/375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG) -   Colombia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG)
Destination airport:Miami
A SkyBus Cargo DC-8-73CF cargo plane experienced a very long takeoff roll at Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport in Colombia.

The aircraft became airborne just short of the end of runway 01 and climbed away safely.
Takeoff Distance Available for runway 01 is 3700 meters, consisting of 3500 meters of paved runway and a 200 meter grass clearway. The final 2000 meters of the runway has a 0,78% upslope. Elevation of the runway end is 2141 meters. Terrain rises to an elevation of about 2170 meters within 1500 meters of the runway end.

The Colombian authorities, Aerocivil, determined there was no incident, the communications between the control tower and the crew after departure proved no safety issue was observed and in a full in depth investigation which was requested by Skybus and carried out by Skybus and Aerocivil to ensure its compromise with aviation safety, it was further determined and confirmed that there was no incident nor safety breach.

This investigation included detailed studies of the FDR performed by FAA authorized companies and a complete report done on the second by second flight performance by a second FAA authorized company to ensure objectivity.

The social media published statement was never formally logged into Aerocivil and there has been no official suspension of SkyBus by Aerocivil nor any Civil Aviation Authority in the world.

The social media published statement proved to be inaccurate as the flight was dispatched by Tampa Cargo, this was proven by the investigation requested by Skybus and carried out by Aerocivil, as well as due to contractual agreements in which Tampa Cargo was in charge of dispatching the aircraft, all crew completed sworn affidavits and all recordings resulting from the investigation proved the dispatching was carried out as per contractual agreement.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Jul 1985 N816EV Evergreen International Airlines, opf. Air-India 0 Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport (CCU) sub
18 Mar 2021 OB-2059-P SkyBus Air Cargo 0 Miami International Airport (MIA/KMIA), FL min


Revision history:

24-Jan-2018 19:26 harro Added
24-Jan-2018 19:49 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Jan-2018 19:59 harro Updated [Embed code]
24-Jan-2018 22:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Destination airport, Embed code]
25-Jan-2018 10:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
14-Apr-2020 13:02 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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