Skybus DC87 at Rionegro on Jan 21st 2018, unsafe departure

Last Update: January 25, 2018 / 17:42:56 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 21, 2018

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
OB-2059P

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS DC-8-70

ICAO Type Designator
DC87

Airport ICAO Code
SKRG

A Skybus Douglas DC-8-70, registration OB-2059P performing a cargo flight from Rionegro (Colombia) to Miami,FL (USA), departed Rionegro's runway 01 and became airborne just short of the runway end. The aircraft climbed out to safety and continued to Miami for a safe landing.

A planespotter videotaped the departure, the video sparked the interest by Colombia's Aerocivil (Civil Aviation Authority CAA).

On late Jan 24th 2018 Colombia's CAA issued a statement reporting the departure by OB-2059P on Jan 21st 2018 had been unsafe. Investigation has shown so far that the flight had been "self-dispatched" by the captain of the flight rather than the authorized dispatch organization Tampa Cargo assigned to perform dispatches at Rionegro Airport. The CAA therefore suspended operations of Skybus in Colombia which effectively prohibits Skybus to perform flights into and out of Colombia until the investigation into the occurrence has been completed.

Metars:
SKRG 212200Z 12008KT 9999 FEW020 SCT200 21/12 A3015=
SKRG 212100Z 16006KT 9999 FEW020 SCT100 22/12 A3014=
SKRG 212000Z 11008KT 9999 SCT020 22/12 A3014=
SKRG 211900Z 13008KT 9999 FEW020 22/11 A3016=
SKRG 211800Z 11012KT 9999 FEW020 21/12 A3019=
SKRG 211700Z 08010KT 9999 FEW020 21/10 A3023=
SKRG 211600Z 17010KT 9999 SCT018 21/11 A3026=
SKRG 211500Z 14008KT 9999 SCT017 20/13 A3027=
SKRG 211400Z 11004KT 9999 SCT015 17/13 A3027=
SKRG 211300Z 24003KT 8000 FEW010 SCT090 15/14 A3026 RMK HZ=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 21, 2018

Classification
Incident

Aircraft Registration
OB-2059P

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS DC-8-70

ICAO Type Designator
DC87

Airport ICAO Code
SKRG

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