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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:Sonntag 4 Februar 2007
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC87 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
Fluggesellschaft:TAMPA Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-4277
Werknummer: 45976/372
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 4 CFMI CFM56-2C1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: leicht beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flugnummer: 724
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."

» Aeronautica Civil, Informe Preliminar


photo of DC-8-71F-HK-4277
accident date: 04-02-2007
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
registration: HK-4277

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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.

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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