Kalitta 747 down in Bogota, fatal

WacoFan

Bigly
Really sad month or so for the Kalitta folks - 2 crashes and the funny car wreck. My heart is out to you guys.
 

SteveC

Really?
Staff member
NTSB SENDS TEAM TO ASSIST COLOMBIAN
GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING BOEING 747 FREIGHTER CRASH

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The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team
of investigators to assist the Government of Colombia in its
investigation of this morning's crash of a Boeing 747-200
freighter.

At about 2:52 a.m. EDT on July 7, the cargo aircraft
(N714AC), operated by Kalitta Airlines as a wet lease to
Centurion Airlines, crashed shortly after takeoff from El
Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia. Reports
indicate that the 8 persons on board survived the crash but
that there might be some ground fatalities.

The Colombian government requested assistance from the
United States, as the country of design and manufacture of
the airplane and engines. NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker
has designated Senior Investigator Dennis Jones as U.S.
Accredited Representative for this accident. His team will
include four other NTSB investigators, as well as
representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration,
Boeing and Pratt & Whitney Engines.

The investigation is being conducted by the Special
Administrative Unit of Civil Aviation of Colombia, which
will release all information on the progress of the
investigation. That agency's phone number in Colombia is
(57) 1 4139894.
 

WacoFan

Bigly
Rumor on another site was a triple engine failure (perhaps bad gas). 15 miles or so from the airport, in high terrain, with a one engined whale - it is amazing piloting if true.
 

fletchersteel

Well-Known Member
Rumor on another site was a triple engine failure (perhaps bad gas). 15 miles or so from the airport, in high terrain, with a one engined whale - it is amazing piloting if true.
Great to hear crew is ok! Amazing would be an understatement if it was a triple failure. I can't even imagine!
 
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