Narrative:The Caravelle was operating on a cargo flight from Bogotá to Mitú via Yopal. The aircraft departed Yopal at 13:45. While attempting to land at Mitú, the landing gear struck the ground short of the threshold. The crew carried out a go around and returned to Yopal. En route the nr. 1 engine was shut down because of low oil pressure. The Caravelle flew over the control tower at Yopal twice to determine the state of the undercarriage. It appeared that part of the left main landing gear was missing. The crew then positioned the plane for an approach and landing. As the plane turned into long final it struck the ground, crash-landed in a meadow and caught fire. The cargo consisted of a.o. 14 barrels with 55 gallons of gasoline each.
|Date:||31 JAN 2001|
|Type:||Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 10R|
|Operator:||Líneas Aéreas Suramericanas|
|C/n / msn:|| 201|
|First flight:|| 1966-01-21 (35 years )|
|Total airframe hrs:||24072|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||7,8 km (4.9 mls) from El Yopal Airport (EYP) (Colombia)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||Mitú Airport (MVP/SKMU), Colombia|
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Distance from El Yopal Airport to Mitú Airport as the crow flies is 509 km (318 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.