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Another Kalitta B742 crashed, this time at Bogota

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Another write-off from Kalitta....


From Aviation Herald:


Crash: Kalitta B742 at Bogota on Jul 7th 2008, engine fire, impacted a farm house


By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Jul 7th 2008 13:15Z, last updated Monday, Jul 7th 2008 16:36Z


A Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 on behalf of Centurion Air Cargo, registration N714CK performing freight flight WE164 from Bogota (Columbia) to Miami,FL (USA) with 8 people on board, crashed into a farm house after reporting an engine fire. Three people inside the house were killed. All 8 occupants of the plane survived and were rushed to the hospital of Madrid, Colombia.


The crew declared emergency 2 minutes after takeoff and attempted to return to the airport. The airplane came to rest about 8 km off the airport.


The airplane was carrying 160.000lbs/73 tons of flowers, spokesman Mr. Sanderlin of Kalitta Air told The Aviation Herald. Kalitta isn't able to confirm yet the exact location of the airplane. All eight crew have survived, some uninjured, some seriously injured, Mr. Sanderlin added without being able to provide more detailed information as of current.



SKBO 071035Z 04007KT 9999 SCT017 10/10 A3031 NOSIG

SKBO 071000Z 36004KT 9999 BKN017 11/11 A3031

SKBO 070900Z 00000KT 9999 BKN017 11/11 A3031 NOSIG

SKBO 070800Z 27004KT 9999 8000W VCSH BKN017 11/11 A3030 REDZ NOSIG

SKBO 070700Z 03004KT 8000 -DZ BKN017 11/11 A303







and from CNN:


747 freighter crashes in Colombia


Two killed in house when cargo jet hits ranch outside Bogota

Company says jet had eight crewmembers aboard; some reported injured


BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A flower-laden U.S. cargo plane headed for Miami crashed near the Colombian capital on Monday, killing two people on the ground, according to local authorities.


The wreckage of a Kalitta Air 747 freighter smolders outside Bogota, Colombia, on Monday.

None of the plane's U.S. crew was reported killed, although a hospital director said one was in serious condition.


It was the second time in about six weeks that a Boeing 747 flown by Kalitta Air of Ypsilanti, Michigan, has crashed.


The plane's crew told air traffic controllers that one of the engines was on fire and radio contact was lost seconds later, said Donald Tascon, deputy director of Colombia's civil aviation agency, to RCN radio. The cause was under investigation.


Madrid village Mayor Diego Humberto Sicard said the plane hit a ranch roughly 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of Bogota at 3:50 a.m. (4:50 a.m. ET). The two people who died, Pedro and Edwin Suarez, lived in a small house on a ranch, the mayor said.


Kalitta Air Vice President Pete Sanderlin told The Associated Press that the plane, with eight crewmembers aboard, had stopped in Bogota to pick up flowers and was scheduled to land in Miami at about 8 a.m.


"We think all of the crew on board had various injuries, from slight to more serious injuries," Sanderlin said. "We don't know the extent of it yet."


Two crew members were treated at a local hospital, while six others were sent to the Central Police Hospital in Bogota. The director there, Col. Nader Lujan, told RCN radio that one, identified as Josephy Kendall, was in serious condition.


Sanderlin said Kalitta was operating the plane for another airline, Centurion Air Cargo. A woman who answered the phone at Centurion's office in Miami referred questions to Kalitta.


Another Kalitta-operated Boeing 747 crashed and broke apart in Brussels, Belgium, on May 25 while pilots tried to abort a takeoff, according to U.S. and Belgian authorities. All five crewmembers survived, though four were slightly injured.


It was also the second time in little more than 24 hours that a cargo line based at Willow Run Airport near Ypsilanti suffered a crash in Latin America.


A DC-9-15 freighter operated by USA Jet Airlines crashed early Sunday while nearing the airport in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. The pilot of the plane, 46-year-old Lon McIntosh of Middletown, Ohio, died in the crash, according to his family and Mexican officials.


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Watch how jet was ripped to pieces from CNN


Plane was shredded to pieces and it's a miracle that all 8 were survived. Condolences to the 2 on the ground who perished.

Edited by Yusoff

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Wow.. whats wrong with Kalitta? thank goodness those onboard survived.. but those 2 who perished on the ground... may they r.i.p

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How bad can the 747 classic perform with 3 engines? I've seen a picture on airliners.net of something similar to this but the description as if the jumbo classic were struggling with 3 engines.

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Sori repeated post... Hehe So edit a little.


But why the 747 cannot fly with 3 engines?


Or it have lost 3 engines?

Edited by Michael Chai

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Must be the most pleasant/sweet smelling (wangi) aircrash ever, with 73 tonne of flowers at scene. RIP to those villagers.

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