Aerosucre

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Aerosucre S.A.
IATA ICAO Callsign
6N KRE AEROSUCRE
Founded 1969
Hubs El Dorado Int'l Airport
Focus cities Barranquilla, Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Isla de San Andrés, Yopal; San José (Costa Rica), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Lima (Peru), Aruba (Dutch Antilles), Manaus (Brazil)
Frequent-flyer program no
Fleet size 3
Destinations Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dutch Antilles, Ecuador and Peru
Headquarters Bogota, Colombia
Key people Jorge Solano
Employees 160

Aerosucre is a cargo airline based in Bogotá, Colombia. It started operations in 1969 and operates scheduled international and domestic cargo services in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its home base is El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá.[1]

Fleet[edit]

A Boeing 727-100F of Aerosucre at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (February 2002)

The Aerosucre fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of January 2017):[2]

Aerosucre Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Notes
Boeing 727-200F 2
Boeing 737-200F 1
Total 3 0

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On November 18, 2006, an Aerosucre Boeing 727 on a cargo flight from Bogotá to Leticia crashed on approach to Leticia when it hit a 150-foot television antenna. The three crew members and two passengers were killed.[3]
  • On February 12, 2011, an Aerosucre Boeing 727 carrying cargo from Yopal to Mitú had an hydraulic failure while flying over Bogotá. The plane landed safely at El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, and no one was injured.[4]
  • On December 20, 2016, Aerosucre Flight 4544 crashed after taking off from Germán Olano Airport, in Puerto Carreño after overrunning the runway, hitting the fence, eventually becoming airborne, climbing out, but crashed attempting to return for an emergency landing. It was reported that 5 crew members died, and 1 crew member has several injuries.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. March 27, 2007. p. 50. 
  2. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 12. 
  3. ^ "Aerosucre Colombia Boeing 727-23F plane crash Leticia, Colombia 18th November, 2006". 1001crash.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Incident: Aerosucre B722 near Bogota on Feb 12th 2011, hydraulic failure". The Aviation Herald. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Crash: Aerosucre B722 at Puerto Carreno on Dec 20th 2016, overran runway on takeoff". AeroInside. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Vídeo: el momento en el que el avión de Aerosucre se estrella". 

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