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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178655
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 400A Beechjet
Registration: HK-4756
MSN: RK-212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:CTR Medellín -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL)
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
A Beechcraft 400A Beechjet airplane, registration HK-4756, performed an emergency landing at Palanquero Air Base, Colombia following a dual engine flame out.
The aircraft had just initiated its descent from FL450 towards Bogotá when it entered a maturing convective cell. Both engines flamed out at FL448 at 23:15 hours local time.
Immediate depressurization of the aircraft forced the use of oxygen masks. Emergency battery power provided power for some instruments in the cockpit. The Control Center made several calls to the aircraft without getting any response. However when emergency power was re-established the crew declared an emergency and requested coordination with the Colombian Air Force to make an an emergency landing at Palanquero Air Base.
The crew performed a controlled descent, during which the crew made several attempts to restart the engine without satisfactory results. A safe landing was carried out at 23:30 hours local time. On the ground one engine was restarted, allowing the plane to taxi to the apron.

A post-incident test showed both engines worked fine, allowing for the aircraft to be ferried to Bogotá.
This serious incident in under investigation by the GRIAA.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of HK-4756 courtesy

Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (KFLL / FLL)
24 November 2013; (c) Lewis Grant

Radar image of the flight path and developing weather (GRIAA).

Revision history:

14-Aug-2015 19:00 harro Added
14-Aug-2015 19:01 harro Updated [Embed code]

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