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Avianca Flight Returns for Safe Emergency Landing due to Flaps Problem

Monday, December 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
Avianca Flight Returns for Safe Emergency Landing due to Flaps Problem

Avianca flight AV-8576 had to return and make a safe emergency landing at El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia, on December 23rd. The Airbus A320-200 had taken off for Valledupar, Colombia, when the crew detected flaps issue mid-air, prompting it to return. The plane landed safely. All people onboard remained unharmed. Download article as... »

VivaColombia Plane Diverts to Medellin due to Suspected Fuel Leak

Friday, December 2, 2016
By George Hatcher
VivaColombia Plane Diverts to Medellin due to Suspected Fuel Leak

VivaColombia flight FC-8170 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Medellin, Colombia, on November 28th. The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Bogota to San Andres Island, Colombia, was diverted due to a suspected fuel leak. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Avianca Airlines Flight Returns to Bogota due to Hydraulic Failure

Thursday, November 3, 2016
By George Hatcher
Avianca Airlines Flight Returns to Bogota due to Hydraulic Failure

Avianca Airlines flight AV-8562 had to return and make an emergency landing in Bogota, Colombia, on November 1st. The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Bucaramanga, Colombia, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a hydraulic failure. The plane landed safely. All 135 passengers and 7 crew members remained unharmed. Download article as... »

Plane Carrying Colombia’s Interior Minister Crash-Lands in Bogota

Sunday, October 30, 2016
By George Hatcher

A plane crash-landed at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia, on October 28th. The Anti-Narcotics Police aircraft carrying 10 people, including Colombia’s interior minister Juan Fernando Cristo, was attempting to land at the airport when its landing gear failed. Everyone aboard remained safe. The plane was returning from Pereira, Colombia, at the time.... »

Bird-Hit Avianca Airlines Plane Returns to Bogota

Monday, September 26, 2016
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Avianca Airlines Plane Returns to Bogota

Avianca Airlines flight AV-241 had to return and make an emergency landing in Bogota, Colombia, on September 24th. The Airbus A319-100 plane took off for Santiago, Chile, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of the engines ingested several birds. The plane landed safely. All 118 people aboard remained unhurt. Download article as... »

17 Soldiers Killed after Military Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By George Hatcher

A military helicopter crashed near the town of Pensilvania in Caldas Department of Colombia, on June 26th. The helicopter went down while it was travelling from Quibdo city to the military base at Tolemaida. Seventeen soldiers were killed in the crash. According to President Juan Manuel Santos, “The soldiers were in the region of... »

Arall Aerolineas Llaneras Plane Crashes after Emergency Landing in Colombia

Friday, April 8, 2016
By George Hatcher

Arall Aerolineas Llaneras Douglas plane returned to make an emergency landing and crashed outside Puerto Gaitan Airport, Puerto Gaitan, Colombia, on April 7th. The Douglas DC-3, en-route from Puerto Gaitan to Villavicencio, Colombia, had just climbed out of Puerto’s runway when the left hand engine failed, prompting the crew to return and attempt for... »

Venezuela National Guard Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Venezuela National Guard Helicopter Crashes in Colombia

A Venezuela National Guard helicopter crashed onto a parking lot in Paraguachon, La Guajira, Colombia, on December 28. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s top diplomat, said, “Adverse weather conditions led to this unfortunate accident. We thank Colombian authorities who provided support to the officers.” There were two people aboard the Bell helicopter at the time; including... »

Avianca Plane Returns to Colombia after Engine Failure

Sunday, December 13, 2015
By George Hatcher
Avianca Plane Returns to Colombia after Engine Failure

Avianca flight AV-9398 had to return and make an emergency landing at El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia, on December 11. The Airbus A318-100, en-route to Pasto, Colombia, had to return after one of its engines failed. The engine had to be shutdown mid-air. The plane landed safely. All 99 people aboard remained unhurt.... »

Plane Crash in Colombia Kills Tom Cruise Movie Crew Members

Sunday, September 13, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Crash in Colombia Kills Tom Cruise Movie Crew Members

A twin-engine Aerostar aircraft crashed into Alto de la Clarita Mountains in Medellin, Colombia, on September 11. Authorities believe the aircraft, that was being used in shooting of Tom Cruise’s upcoming movie Mena, crashed due to bad weather. Two people were killed in the accident, including a Colombian native, Carlos Berl and a Los... »

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