Incident: SARPA E120 at La Macarena on Aug 19th 2019, runway excursion

A SARPA Servicios AĆ©reos Panamericanos SAS Embraer EMB-120, registration HK-4973 performing a flight from Bogota to La Macarena (Colombia) with 29 passengers and 3 crew, landed on La Macarena’s runway 35 at about 08:00L (13:00Z) but touched down to the left of the runway centerline, rolled along the left runway edge, veered left off the runway and came to a stop with nose and left main gear in a ditch left of the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft received minor if any damage.

Colombia’s Aerocivil have opened an investigation into the occurrence and dispatched investigators on site.

No weather data (METARs) are available, at the time of the occurrence the local weather station reported variable winds at about 3 knots, the skies were mostly cloudy. About 3 hours prior to the occurrence there had been rain showers in the vicinity.