View Full Version : DC-10 in the grass at Barranquilla

17th Nov 2006, 23:39
Barranquilla, 17nov06, 6 or 7 slightly injured

Sleeping Freight Dog
18th Nov 2006, 01:57
Judging from the photo, it obviously skidded off the end. Was the weather a factor or did they land long? Is there any damage to the aircraft??

18th Nov 2006, 02:06
No info yet on damage. Airport authority says it will be moved to hangar so at least looks repairable.
Meanwhile contact in Lima says there is a current SB from Boeing which requests that only #2 engine reverse must be used on this DC-10. Any comment ?

18th Nov 2006, 02:17
The nosegear is buried by the looks of it, and the engines are resting in the mud so there will be some FOD ingestion damage to be sure.

18th Nov 2006, 02:45
No skid marks on the pavement, maybe a brake failure? (does the DC10 have an aniskid system?)

18th Nov 2006, 08:49
All jet airliners have had anti-skid systems for decades.

That was quite a sudden turn at the end of the runway to avoid the earthmoving equipment. It looks to me as if the ground was quite wet- I think the nosegear may have collapsed as it sank in when it slowed right down. With the fairly light loading on nosegears, I don't think it would just sink that deep when the main gears didn't. The DC10 tends to ripple on the top rear fuselage quite easily- although damage looks superficial, I think chances are it may be an insurance write-off.

18th Nov 2006, 13:04
The incident is supposed to have happened at 02:30 local (=07:30 UTC).
interesting METAR:
SKBQ 170500Z 04008KT 6000 TSRA SCT015CB BKN070 24/23 A2988=
SKBQ 170700Z 30004KT 9999 DZ SCT015 BKN070 24/23 A2983=
SKBQ 170800Z 28004KT 9999 DZ SCT015 BKN070 24/23 A2981=

18th Nov 2006, 13:26
What a pity!
Any words on the registration?

19th Nov 2006, 00:29
no , these are different incidents
check the angle of the taxiway
the one yesterday is US registered
and plenty of online reports eg:

19th Nov 2006, 02:17
Looks like the nose gear was collapsed as it went onto the grass, there seems to be no clear wheel track only a fairly broad gouge. This could be a possible causal factor.

The "earth moving equipment" looks more like a fire engine to me.

19th Nov 2006, 03:51
Does anyone know which bird this was?

I didn't see it anywhere.

19th Nov 2006, 09:00
Does anyone know which bird this was?

Don't know, but they operate a fleet of eight DC-10's.

19th Nov 2006, 09:41
Matt H I think you're probably right. I would have expected to see some debris if the nosegear collapsed, but I don't think it could have rolled over soft ground like that. What I find startling are the tracks. No curve at all- just a straight line almost from the runway centreline. It must have been a very violent turn. And they do like like a fire engine and support vehicles, parked off the soft ground.

20th Nov 2006, 01:41
And unfortunately wasn't the only accident in Colombia these last few days...A Cargo 727 of Aerosucre crashed killing all its crew and occupants...
A sad day again for South-American Skies:uhoh:

20th Nov 2006, 15:39
Doubt if the steering broke coincidental with an overrun, and I'm sure consideration for other users of the runway was last on his mind! I guess the localiser aerials were beginning to look rather large, and that induced a large turn. I would have thought it would curve more- an almighty turn then straight track, direct to the scene of the accident!

Sleeping Freight Dog
22nd Nov 2006, 01:49
Aircraft is N305FE.

23rd Nov 2006, 20:16
NTSB preliminary (http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20061122X01702&key=1)

Bomber Harris
24th Nov 2006, 01:06
hey aerotransport...did u take the photo...great shot.

i'm really suprised that the airport was open with the proximity of the aircraft to the runway. did it feel too close for comfort?

I won't joke about using the camera at 200 feet, if my computer is ever stolen and my photos are on the net i'll be in the poo with you!!!

When do you move to the left seat.....:)

24th Nov 2006, 02:35
no, pictures not mine