On November 4, 2011, about 1640 UTC, a Cessna 402C, Colombian registration HK4417, registered to and operated by AeroEjecutivos De Antioquia S.A. experienced collapse of the left main landing gear during the takeoff roll from El Carano Airport (SKUI), Quibdo, Colombia. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and flight plan information is unknown for the foreign air taxi flight to E. Olaya Herrera Airport (SKMD), Medellin, Colombia. The airplane sustained minor damage and there were no injuries to the certificated commercial pilot or co-pilot, nor to the 8 passengers. The flight was originating at the time of the occurrence.

According to personnel from the Colombia Civil Aviation Authority, about 1,000 feet into the takeoff roll on runway 13 which is an asphalt runway, excessive vibration was noted followed by collapse of the left main landing gear. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and came to rest upright with the left main landing gear separated.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Colombia. Any further information can be obtained from:
Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronautica Civil
Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado
Bogota, Colombia
Telephone: 571.425.1000

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released by or obtained for the Government of Colombia.

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