NTSB Identification: MIA98WA075
Accident occurred Sunday, December 28, 1997 in VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia
Aircraft: Rockwell 690A, registration: N60B
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 28, 1997, about 1140 Atlantic standard time, a Rockwell 690A, N60B, registered to Interlease Aviation Corporation, was substantially damaged on landing at the Vanguardia Airport, Villavicencio, Colombia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an IFR flight plan was filed for the aerial photography flight. The airline transport-rated pilot and photographer were not injured. The flight originated about 4 hours 50 minutes earlier from the Vanguard Airport.

According to the airplane operator, the pilot was unable to extend the main landing gear and the nose landing gear automatically extended due to a loss of hydraulic pressure. After landing in that configuration, structural damage to the airplane was noted. The operator also stated that previously, all hydraulic hoses were replaced, but the facility that performed the work did not pressure test or ball check the hoses. The airplane was further examined in the United States and debris was found at the landing gear selector valve.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Colombia. Any further information pertaining to the accident may be obtained from:

Departmento Administrativo de Aeronautica Civil Aeropeurto Internacional Eldorado Bogota, Colombia Phone: 571 413 9500 or 571 414 7011 Facsimile: 571 413 9878

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Colombian Government.

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