- A Boeing 737 aircraft had a rough landing on Friday in Bogotá, Colombia, in which its landing gear partially collapsed.
- The flight was operated by Venezuela’s Avior Airlines and was heading to Bogotá from Valencia, Venezuela.
- A passenger recorded the landing. The person’s video shows sparks being thrown up from the underside of the right wing, where one of the engines is housed.
- No injuries were reported, and passengers were able to get off the plane and make it safely to the terminal, according to a statement from Avior Airlines.
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A Boeing 737 aircraft had a rough landing when the landing gear on its right side collapsed, leaving the plane to skid to a halt in a shower of sparks.
A video taken from inside the plane shows the landing, which took place Friday at an airport in Bogotá, Colombia.
The footage can be seen below in full:
The flight was operated by the Venezuelan carrier Avior Airlines.
Its 9V-1400 service was en route from Valencia, Venezuela. It landed at Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport just after 7 p.m. on Friday, according to a statement from Avior Airlines.
Here is the full statement (in Spanish):
Comunicado importante: pic.twitter.com/KtVeIycTlo
— Avior Airlines (@aviorairlines) November 23, 2019
It says there was “an incident” with the right landing gear when the plane landed. It said that no injuries were reported and that the 80 passengers on board were evacuated from the aircraft.
Avior Airlines said it was investigating how the accident happened.
Business Insider was unable to reach Avior Airlines for comment by phone or email Wednesday morning.
A tweet posted by Fernando Giron Tosta, a reporter for Telemundo in Miami, shows footage of the aftermath of the incident.
#ULTIMAHORA Vuelo de @aviorairlines procedente de VALENCIA, Venezuela, aterriza de emergencia en #Bogota tras sufrir una falla en el tren de aterrizaje. Todos los pasajeros están fuera de peligro. pic.twitter.com/1VVb3uXveq
— Fernando Giron Tosta (@FernandoG_T51) November 23, 2019
A fire engine and firefighters can be seen at the scene and appear to successfully put out a fire using foam spray.
The aircraft is surrounded with foam and water while passengers are seen being evacuated from the aircraft.
“All passengers are out of danger,” the tweet said.
A similar incident occurred on a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft as it landed in Odessa, Ukraine, last Thursday.
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