Boeing 727 #HK4544 cargo plane crashed in Colombia 5 miles after take off

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An Aerosucre Colombia Boeing 727-200, registration HK-4544 performing a freight flight from Puerto Carreno to Bogota (Colombia) with 6 crew, did not become airborne while taking off from Puerto Carrena’s runway 25 at 17:20L (23:20Z), broke through the airport perimeter fences, became airborne, lost height again about 3 minutes later, impacted ground about 5nm from the airport and burst into flames. Two persons were rescued alive, four persons died on scene, one of the initial survivors succumbed to the injuries in hospital. (Avherald.com)

Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority Aerocivil reported the aircraft crashed three minutes after takeoff from Puerto Carreno. 5 occupants were killed, one occupant survived correcting earlier reports of 4 fatalities and 1 survivor.

The take-off was very low as well, here you can see the Boeing 727 crashing through the fence:


Boeing Statement on Aerosucre Accident

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2016 – Boeing is saddened to hear of the accident involving an Aerosucre Colombia 727-200 cargo airplane near Puerto Carreno, Colombia. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who perished, as well as our best wishes for the recovery of those injured. Boeing stands ready to provide technical assistance under the direction of government investigating authorities.

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