Date & Time: Aug 16, 2010 at 0147 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Bogota - San Andres
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Approach was performed in bad weather conditions, with heavy rain falls, thunderstorms activity and low visibility at night. On final, crew as informed by ATC of a 4,000 meters visibility in rain showers. Captain continued the approach but aircraft hit the ground 49 meters short of runway 06 threshold. All landing gear and both engines were sheared off, aircraft slid on runway and eventually broke in three. Two passengers were killed.
Execution of the flight below the angle of approach, due to a misjudgment of the crew, believing to be much higher, leading the aircraft to fly a typical trajectory of a 'black hole' illusion, which was experienced during the night-time approach to a runway with low contrast surrounded in bright focused lights, aggravated by bad weather of heavy rain.