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Date:Friday 14 June 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-14
Operator:Intercontinental de Aviación
Registration: HK-3859X
MSN: 45843/28
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:73906
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Neiva-Benito Salas Airport (NVA) (   Colombia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport (FLA/SKFL), Colombia
Destination airport:Neiva Airport (NVA/SKNV), Colombia
Intercontinental de Aviacion Flight 8883 took off from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) at 17:00 on a flight to Florencia (FLA) and Neiva (NVA). The DC-9 departed Florencia within ten minutes, just before sunset at 18:00. The flight continued to Neiva and the crew were cleared for a runway 01 approach. When seven miles out the crew reported on finals and the captain ordered the gear and flaps down. The Neiva controller then cleared them to land.
During the approach the GPWS alarm sounded, but the approach was continued. The DC-9 passed the runway threshold at a height of 140 feet (43 m) and the DC-9 touched down at the Bravo intersection, 1700 feet down the 5249 feet long runway. The airplane skidded left and right, which the crew attempted to control using rudder input. The brakes did not slow the aircraft down as expected, causing the plane to depart the end of the runway.

Probable Cause:

CAUSA PROBABLE: "La energía acumulada en el conjunto de las llantas desinfló la llanta No 2 disminuyendo en un 50% la efectividad de frenada por pérdida del antiskid de ese conjunto en la misma proporción, y posteriormente la perdida del 100% de la efectividad de frenado al estallarse las llantas No 3 y No 4 sucesivamente, haciendo que el avión excediera la longitud remanente de pista conduciendo est a situación al accidente."
FACTORES CONTRIBUYENTES: "El aumento de velocidad del VRF por parte de la tripulación que incrementó la longitud de aterrizaje.
La aproximación desestabilizada efectuada por la tripulación.
La presión ejercida a la tripulación debido a la situación de orden publico en la ciudad de Florencia para efectos de una posible pernoctada de la aeronave y por consiguiente la tripulación."

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

Runway excursion

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» Aeronautica Civil de Colombia


photo of Douglas-DC-9-14-HK-3859X
accident date: 14-06-2002
type: Douglas DC-9-14
registration: HK-3859X

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 Florencia-Gustavo Artunduaga Paredes Airport to Neiva Airport as the crow flies is 154 km (96 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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