Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Boeing 737-476 in Leticia

Accident description

  • Jan 28, 2017 at 1830 LT
  • HK-5197
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Cargo
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Bogotá – Leticia
  • 24430/1820
  • 07FEB1990
  • Leticia, Amazonas
  • Colombia
  • South America
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • After touchdown on runway 21 at Leticia-Alfredo Vásquez Cobo Airport, the aircraft encountered difficulties to stop within the remaining distance (the runway 21 is 2,000 meters long). When the airplane overran, the main landing gear sank and the aircraft came to rest on its belly. All four crew members were evacuated safely and it seems the aircraft is damaged beyond economical repair.