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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 17 juillet 2007
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ERJ-190AR)
Compagnie:Aero República
Immatriculation: HK-4455
Numéro de série: 19000076
Année de Fabrication: 2007
Heures de vol:998
Moteurs: 2 General Electric CF34-10E6
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 54
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 60
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport (SMR) (   Colombie)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport (CLO/SKCL), Colombie
Aéroport de destination:Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombie
Numéro de vol:7330
A Embraer ERJ-190-100IGW passenger jet, registered HK-4455, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident on landing at Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport (SMR), Colombia. There were no serious injuries among the 54 passengers and six crew members.
AeroRepública flight 7330 had departed Cali (CLO) at 13:42 on a domestic flight to Santa Marta (SMR). Runway 01 was in use with winds reported 360 degrees at 10 knots. The controller at Santa Marta reported that the runway was wet due to heavy rainfall. Runway 01 was a 1700 m long runway.
The captain decided to use the Autobrakes at Medium instead of Low and flaps at 6 instead of full.
The first approached was abandoned when the airplane encountered wind shear. The crew positioned the aircraft for a second approach. Wind was now reported being from 040 degrees at 10 knots, which changed to 030 degrees at 12 knots during the approach..
The airplane touched down late and could not be stopped on the runway. It ran off the side of the runway and went down an embankment, coming to rest with the nose in the adjacent water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES (translated from original Spanish report):
Continuation of the approach and landing without being stabilized on finals with an excessive speed caused the aircraft to cross the threshold of the runway with an additional 41 knots during a low angle approach, which caused the aircraft wheels to touch down positively when there were only 490 meters of runway available, an insufficient distance to stop the aircraft within the runway.

Lack of situational awareness regarding the approach and landing speed, after having disconnected the automated systems of the aircraft.

Omission of call outs by the Pilot Monitoring to warn the pilot in control of speeding in order to persuade him to execute a missed approach.

The delay in initiating a missed approach procedure / interrupted landing in circumstances that indicated the desirability to take such a measure during a destabilized approach.

Misperception to believe that the aircraft could be stopped within the limited remaining available runway without analyzing the status and distance without having positive contact due to speeding.

» Avión se salió de la pista y cayó al mar (El Informador, 17-7-2007)
» Aeronautica Civil, Informe Preliminar 200718


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
PT-SJR first flight
00 FEB 2007 HK-4455-X Aerorepublica

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport et Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport est de 871 km (544 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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