2016-07-13 Avianca Airbus A330 took off beyond the end of the runway at Bogota
On take-off run at Bogota, the Airbus overran the displaced end of the runway before getting airborne. The flight was continued without further incident.
Whilst taking of from runway 31L at Bogota-El Dorado Intl Airport, the Airbus A330 rolled beyond the end of the runway until it became airborne within a portion of the runway that was closed for runway maintenance reasons. According to a preliminary report of colombian authorities, the pilots commenced rotation after passing the displaced runway edge. Flight AV6 however, managed to climb away without hitting any obsctacles and made a safe landing at its destination about 3 hours later.
No person on bord or on the ground was injured. One of the runway edge lights was destroyed in the incident.
At the time there was a supplemental Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) in effect. According to the AIP the available lengh of runway 13L / 31R was substantially reduced by 1100 meters from 3800 to 2700 meters from JUN 18th until JUL 15th. The closure affected the southestern part of the runway between taxiway „Juliet“ and taxiway „Alpha“.
Colombia’s authorities stated there was a NOTAM was in effect advising flight crew of work in progress on the runway reducing the available runway length to 2600 meters (8530 feet).
In investigation into this serious incident has been launched by colombian authorities.
On Saturday JUL 16th, the runway was re-opened at full lengh again.
METAR Bogota Airport (SKBO):
METAR SKBO 131300Z 02005KT 9999 SCT020 SCT080 14/10 A3037=
METAR SKBO 131400Z 15004KT 9999 VCSH SCT020 SCT080 15/07 A3037=
Date: 2016-07-13 Time: 08:27
Location: SKBO BOG Bogota-El Dorado Intl Airport
Flight phase: TOF – Take-off, Rejected Take-off
Damage to a/c: none
Flight no.: AV 6
From: SKBO/BOG: Bogota-El Dorado Intl Airport To: KMIA/MIA: Miami Intl
Operator: Avianca Colombia
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 21th safety occurence for the operator
- 194th safety occurence of type (A330)
- 28th Safety occurence at Bogota Airport
- 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question
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