Avianca AT72 at Popayan on Feb 15th 2015, rejected takeoff after temporary runway excursion

Last Update: March 3, 2015 / 17:36:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-9246

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
HK-4955

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

An Avianca Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration HK-4955 performing flight AV-9246 from Popayan to Bogota (Colombia) with 57 passengers and 4 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Popayan's runway 26 when the aircraft temporarily veered left off the runway prompting the crew to turn sharply right to return onto the runway and reject takeoff. The aircraft stopped on the runway without further incident, there were no injuries, the damage to the aircraft is being assessed but appears to be minor if any.

The airport was closed for about 2 hours until the aircraft was moved off the runway.

The airline reported bad weather caused the occurrence, the aircraft is now being examined.

No weather data are available.

On Mar 3rd 2015 the French BEA reported quoting Colombia's Authorities in their weekly bulletin, that the ATR-72 registration HK-4955 was accelerating for takeoff from runway 26 when at about 70 KIAS the aircraft veered to the left hand side of the runway causing the left main gear to depart paved surface and prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The crew regained directional control, steered the aircraft back onto the runway centerline during roll out and subsequently returned to the apron. There were no injuries. Colombia's Accident Investigation Board rated the occurrence an Incident and opened an investigation.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 15, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Avianca

Flight number
AV-9246

Destination
Bogota, Colombia

Aircraft Registration
HK-4955

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

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