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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 28 May 1994
Time:09:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Operator:Avianca
Registration: PH-AVH
C/n / msn: 20281
First flight: 1993-04-13 (1 year 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 48
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Destination airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Flightnumber:AV438
Narrative:
An Avianca Fokker 50 sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Cúcuta, Colombia. The airplane touching down about halfway along runway 02 following a visual approach. The aircraft subsequently overran and crossed a drainage ditch. The nose undercarriage was torn off.

The airplane was dismantled on site and transported to Woensdrecht, the Netherlands ion September 1994 for repairs.

Classification:

Runway excursion

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Distance from Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 115 km (72 miles).

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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