AIRES Colombia

AIRES Colombia Monday August 16, 2010
The airliner crashed onto the runway and broke in two during a major storm. One hundred twenty four people were injured. One passenger died of a heart attack and a 11- year-old girl died later of head injuries. Execution of the flight below the angle of approach, due to a misjudgment of the crew, believing to be much higher, leading the aircraft to fly a typical trajectory of a 'black hole' illusion, which was experienced during the night-time approach to a runway with low contrast surrounded in bright focused lights, aggravated by bad weather of heavy rain.

Crash Details

DateMonday August 16, 2010
LocationSan Andreas Island, Colombia
Passengers125
Crew6
Fatalities2
Survivors129
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-73V
OperatorAIRES Colombia
RegistrationHK-4882
Flight OriginBogota
Flight Destination San Andreas Island
San Andreas Island, Colombia
AIRES Colombia
Boeing B-737-73V
2010