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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:Montag 24 August 1998
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-32B
Fluggesellschaft:SADELCA Colombia - Sociedad Aérea del Caqueta
Kennzeichen: HK-4007X
Werknummer: 3303
Baujahr: 1992
Triebwerk: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport (LET/SKLT), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Girardot-Santiago Vila Airport (GIR/SKGI), Kolumbien
The An-32 was operating on a cargo flight from Leticia (LET) to Girardot (GIR), Colombia. The airplane carried 5000 kg of fish. Runway in use at Leticia was runway 20 with 210° winds at 6 knots.
During takeoff, upon reaching rotation speed (VR), the airline failed to rotate. The captain decided to abort the takeoff. Failing to stop before the runway end, the An-32 overran and came to rest 80 m past the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's decision to discontinue the takeoff at rotation speed (VR), exceeding the stopping distance, with an overweight of 532 kg (1.170.4 lbs) which had an effect on the failure to rotate."

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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 Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport to Girardot-Santiago Vila Airport as the crow flies is 1080 km (675 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.
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