Date & Time: Dec 14, 1983 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Medellín - Miami
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Medellín-Rionegro Airport, while in initial climb, the engine n°3 failed. The aircraft banked right, lost height, struck a powerline then crashed onto two factories located past the runway end. All three crew members as well as 22 people working in both factories were killed. The aircraft disintegrated on impact.
Failure of the engine n°3 during initial climb for unknown reasons. It was reported that engine n°4 suffered a FOD damage during a preceding takeoff from Medellín Airport and it was later decided to ferry the aircraft to Miami for repairs.