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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 7 June 2006
Time:07:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-2U3BSF
Operator:Tradewinds International Airlines
Registration: N922FT
MSN: 22768/561
First flight: 1982-04-24 (24 years 2 months)
Total airframe hrs:78767
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE) (   Colombia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Flightnumber: 444
Narrative:
Takeoff from Medellin (MDE) was aborted because of engine problems. The aircraft could not be brought to a halt on the runway and overran into a field. The nose gear was sheared off completely and the 747 came to rest about 150 m past the 3500 m long runway.

Probable Cause:

unofficial Spanish translation:
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The beginning of an aborted take-off (RTO) at a speed higher than 12 knots calculated for the existing conditions.
CONTRIBUTING CAUSES:
Failure to include factors such as a wet runway in the calculation of takeoff speeds.
The absence of a flight dispatcher properly certified and qualified for the equipment.
The failure of engine number 1 for reasons unknown."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: COL-06-17-GIA
Download report: Final report
Language: 

Classification:
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Avión carguero de EEUU se accidenta en aeropuerto de Rionegro (Terra, 7-6-2006)


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photo of Boeing-747-2U3B-N922FT
accident date: 07-06-2006
type: Boeing 747-2U3B (SF)
registration: N922FT
 

Map
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).

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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