2017-01-28 AerCaribe Boeing 737-400SF overran runway at Leticia

2017-01-28 AerCaribe Boeing 737-400SF overran runway at Leticia

2017-01-28 AerCaribe Boeing 737-400SF overran runway at Leticia


The cargo aircraft was seriously damaged when it ran beyond the end of the runway at Leticia Airport, Colombia. All four occupants on board remained unhurt.


AerCaribe cargo flight from Bogota was involved in a serious landing accident at Leticia Alfredo Vasquez Cobo Intl Airport when it failed to stop within runway lengh (2010 m) during landing.

The aircraft  – a passenger Boeing 737 converted to a „Special Freighter“ – received major damage when its entire undercarriage failed and collapsed rearwards when it ran over sofrt ground before it came to a stop about 15 meters behind the end of paved ground.

All four crewmembers escaped without serious injury.

Leticia Airport was closed to allow removal of the aircraft.

In the afternoon and early evening, Leticia Airport received occasional rain and drizzle.

METAR: Leticia Airport (SKLT):

28/01/2017 18:58->
METAR SKLT 290000Z 00000KT 8000 -DZ BKN010 25/25 A2984 RMK
           AD OPER IMC=
28/01/2017 18:00->
METAR SKLT 282300Z 00000KT 9999 -RA BKN010 BKN080 26/24 A2986
           RMK AD OPER IMC=

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Aircraft Involved

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Type: Boeing 737-400F
Registration: HK-5197
Age a/c: 27.0 years
Constr. No.: 24430

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  4 0 0 4
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0


Date: 2017-01-28 Time: –
Location: SKLT LET Leticia
Country: Colombia
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: SKBO/BOG: Bogota-El Dorado Intl Airport To: SKLT/LET: Leticia
Type: Cargo
Operator: Aer Caribe
Leased from: Unknown

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 5th safety occurence for the operator
  • 170th safety occurence of type (B734)
  • 2nd safety occurence at Leticia Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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