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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 4 February 2007
Time:22:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
Operator:TAMPA Colombia
Registration: HK-4277
C/n / msn: 45976/372
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 CFMI CFM56-2C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Minor
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 724
Narrative:
The Tampa Colombia DC-8 operated on a cargo flight to Miami (MIA). The captain stated that during the landing rollout on runway 09R,, while the airplane was at a speed of about 100-120 knots, and while the thrust reversers were deployed, the airplane began to lean and veer to the right. He said that he initially thought it may have been due to the crosswind, but he soon realized that the landing gear had collapsed. The captain estimated that when the airplane began to lean and veer it was positioned in the vicinity of taxiway T-2, and the airplane stopped in the vicinity of taxiway U. The flight crew then evacuated the airplane onto the taxiway via the L1 door slide.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper torque of a landing gear lockbolt by company maintenance personnel during landing gear installation."

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB
» Aeronautica Civil, Informe Preliminar


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Distance from Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 2232 km (1395 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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