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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Datum:Montag 28 Januar 2008
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DH8B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202
Fluggesellschaft:AIRES Colombia
Kennzeichen: HK-3997
Werknummer: 391
Baujahr: 1994
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 37
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 41
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Maracaibo-La Chinita International Airport (MAR/SVMC), Venezuela
Flug nach:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Kolumbien
Flugnummer: 053
Overran runway 13L at Bogotá (BOG). The left hand main gear collapsed.

Probable Cause:

translation from Spanish:
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Carrying out a landing with an unresolved fault in the left engine, which prevented the aircraft be able to stop within the length of runway available, causing a runway excursion."
CONTRIBUTING FACTOR: "Failure to correct the maintenance reports in a satisfactory manner and failure to properly follow-up on repetitive entries."


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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 Maracaibo-La Chinita International Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 700 km (437 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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