2014-08-07 Aer Caribe An-26 landing without nosegear at Guaviare


2014-08-07 Aer Caribe An-26 landing without nosegear at Guaviare


On approach the pilots were unable to extend the nose gear.

 After several fruitless attempts a laning without the nose gear was attempted. On landing the nose sank to the ground trailing sparks before the AN-26 came to rest in the middle of the runway. Nobody on board was injured.
Colombia’s GRIAA rated the occurence as an accident.

The aircraft was damaged beyond repair when it hits the ground hard and skidded to a halt after about 250 meters.
Local aviation authorities habe begun an investigation.


Date: 2014-08-07 Time: –
Location: SKSJ SJE San Jose del Guaviare
Country: Colombia
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: 
From: – To: SKSJ/SJE: San Jose del Guaviare
Type: Cargo
Operator: Aer Caribe

Type: Antonov An-26
Registration: HK-4730
Age a/c: 34,3 years
Constr. No.: 9510


Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 0 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 3rd safety occurence for the airline in 2014
  • 63rd safety occurence of type
  • 2nd safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

Airline Safety Report from JACDEC

Aer Caribe

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