Aerosucre

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Aerosucre S.A.
Aerosucre Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
6N KRE AEROSUCRE
Founded 1969
Operating bases 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)
Fleet size 2
Destinations Aruba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and 9 domestic destinations
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 April 2018):[2]

Aerosucre Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Notes
Boeing 737-230/Adv(F) 1 - HK-5026, delivered 05.2014
Boeing 737-2X6C 1 - HK-5192, delivered 08.2017
Boeing 727-212/Adv(F) 1 - HK-5239, delivered 09.2017
Total 3 -

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 a 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 , Boeing 727 crashed after take-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. 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 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 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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