El Dorado Airport: Avianca Airbus Skids off Runway

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
By George Hatcher


Avianca Airbus A318 en route from Bogota to Armenia-El Edén Airport was taking off when it veered right with its nose gear mired in the soft ground.

El Dorado Airport crews responded to the scene. The accident occurred during taxi prior to taking off. Flight 9847 had been scheduled to depart at 2:15 pm Saturday in Bogota to Armenia.

There were 83 people aboard the plane at the time of the incident, none of whom were injured.

Passengers were provided an alternative flight.

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