Avianca A320 at Pasto on Oct 28th 2020, runway strikes back

Last Update: October 30, 2020 / 08:36:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2020

Classification
Accident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-8598

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N284AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Avianca Airbus A320-200 in retro livery, registration N284AV performing flight AV-8598 from Pasto to Bogota (Colombia), was rotating for takeoff from Pasto when the aircraft received damage to its right hand horizontal stabilizer and elevator. The aircraft climbed to FL340 and landed in Bogota without further incident about one hour later.

The aircraft was taken out of service and is still on the ground in Bogota about 40 hours after landing.

According to NOTAMs the runway is closed daily between 19:00Z to 11:00Z starting Sep 9th 2020 and estimated until December 8th 2020, probably for runway repair works. At the time of the occurrence the runway was officially open according to the NOTAMs.

Local sources report the asphalt surface of runway 02/20 at Pasto is crumbling and detaching, the horizontal stabilizer was hit by detaching asphalt just as the aircraft rotated for departure.

The previous day another occurrence happened at Pasto, see Incident: Avianca A320 at Pasto on Oct 27th 2020, hard landing and go around.

Related NOTAM:
A1628/20 NOTAMN
Q) SKED/QMRLC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/0123N07717W010
A) SKPS B) 2009092230 C) 2012081100
D) DLY BTN 1900-2359 AND 0000-1100
E) RWY 02/20 CLSD
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 28, 2020

Classification
Accident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-8598

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
N284AV

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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