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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 4 August 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-21
Operator:Aerotal Colombia
Registration: HK-2559
C/n / msn: 18994/219
First flight: 1966-01-06 (16 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santa Marta-Simon Bolivar Airport (SMR) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
The Boeing undershot the runway, causing it to bounce and landed heavily on the runway. The left main gear subsequently collapsed, and the Boeing ran off the side of the runway.



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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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Boeing 727

  • 1832 built
  • 39th loss
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