Serious incident Airbus A320-214 (WL) N740AV,
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Date:Wednesday 13 September 2023
Time:c. 11:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A320-214 (WL)
Registration: N740AV
MSN: 6411
Year of manufacture:2015
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Barrancabermeja -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ)
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Avianca flight AV8524, an Airbus A320-214, diverted to Montería Airport after an issue arose with the electrical system some 25 minutes after departure from Bogotá.

While enroute at FL360 the aircraft experienced electrical problems GEN1 and GEN2. The APU was activated, (lost GEN2), flight crew declared emergency and the flight diverted to Montería-Los Garzones Airport (SKMR).
According to statement of company´s Safety Coordinator the flight continued with GEN1, APU and RAT until landing. The flight landed at approximately 11:26 UTC in SKMR and it taxied to the assigned parking position without further incident.

After landing, the aircraft remained AOG in SKMR and 8 days later (20 september 2023) it was relocated to Jose Maria Cordova Intnl. Airport (SKRG). On 21 september 2023, N740AV flew from SKRG to SKBO where it resumed regular commercial flights.


Revision history:

14-Sep-2023 10:06 harro Added
09-Oct-2023 14:23 harro Updated

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