Accident Boeing 727-21F HK-1717, Wednesday 25 June 1997
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Date:Wednesday 25 June 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-21F
Owner/operator:Aerosucre Colombia
Registration: HK-1717
MSN: 18993/215
Year of manufacture:1965
Total airframe hrs:51014 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) -   Colombia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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:"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
Report number: -
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 May 1995 HK-1717 Aerosucre Colombia 0 Taguatinga Airport, TO (QHN) sub


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