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
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.
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