Date & Time: May 5, 2010 at 1049 LT
Villavicencio - Mitú
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After landing on runway 20 (1,760 meters long) at Mitú-Fabio Alberto León Bentley Airport, aircraft encountered problems to stop. It overrun at a speed of 52 knots, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in a prairie some 163 meters further. All 41 occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was registered FAC-1173 (military) and also HK-4536 (civil).
Wrong approach configuration on part of the crew. Execution of the landing procedure on runway 20 despite the fact that aircraft was unstable on approach. At runway threshold, aircraft altitude was too high and its speed on touch down was too high also (132 knots). Aircraft touch down 562 meters after the threshold, well past the touch down point. All brakes systems were activated but upper right thrust reverser deployed and retracted shortly later, which was considered as a contributory factor. Poor techniques used by pilot on approach and after touch down, deviation from standard operating procedures, non-adherence to published procedures and no reaction or corrective action to the EGPWS alarm contributed to the accident.