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Last updated: 18 January 2021
Date:Saturday 7 September 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600)
Operator:Regional Express Américas
On behalf of:Avianca
Registration: HK-5041
C/n / msn: 1160
First flight: 2014-06-27 (5 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127N
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 49
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Manizales-La Nubia Airport (MZL) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Manizales-La Nubia Airport (MZL/SKMZ), Colombia
Avianca Flight AV4852, an ATR 72-600, suffered a tailstrike on landing on runway 10 at Manizales Airport, Colombia.
Over the runway threshold the aircraft suddenly sank and the rear fuselage impacted the runway. The aircraft landed and rolled out normally to the parking position.

Runway mishap


METAR Weather report:
16:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
SKMZ 071600Z 26005KT 9999 SCT040 21/12 A3033 RMK HZ/W

17:00 UTC / 12:00 local time:
SKMZ 071700Z 31007KT 9999 SCT050 21/13 A3032 RMK HZ/W


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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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Manizales-La Nubia Airport as the crow flies is 150 km (94 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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