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  • PICTURES: Colombia crash destroys second Kalitta 747F in two months


    <P>US cargo carrier <A href="http://www.kalittaair.com/">Kalitta&nbsp;Air</A> appears to be the operator of a <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/06/03/216270/boeing-747-aircraft-profile.html">Boeing&nbsp;747</A> freighter which crashed near the Colombian capital Bogota today, the second Kalitta 747 to have been written off in less than two months.</P> <P>Television images from Colombia clearly show that the aircraft carrying the livery of Michigan-based Kalitta Air. The aircraft has been completely destroyed in the accident, which is said to have occurred after the jet departed Bogota for Miami.</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 294px" alt=Kalitta-crash-pa-photo src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23721" border=0>&nbsp;</TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nbsp;© PA Photo</H6></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P> <P align=center>&nbsp;</P> <P>All eight occupant


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  • Second Kalitta 747-200 in six weeks destroyed in crash landing


    All eight people on board a Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 freighter that came down near Bogotá airport in Colombia...


  • Colombia confirms three ground fatalities after Kalitta 747 crash


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  • Second Kalitta 747-200 in six weeks destroyed in crash landing

    News | 11 Jul 2008 15:00 | David Learmount

    All eight people on board a Kalitta Air Boeing 747-200 freighter that came down near Bogotá airport in Colombia survived the accident, despite the fact that...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Second-Kalitta-747-200-in-six-weeks-destroyed-in-crash-landing-225233/
  • Colombia confirms three ground fatalities after Kalitta 747 crash

    News | 08 Jul 2008 09:00 | Rainer Uphoff

    <P>A spokeswoman for <A href="http://www.aerocivil.gov.co/portal/page/portal/Aerocivil_Portal_Internet">Aerocivil,&nbsp;Colombia's Civil Aviation Authority</A>, has confirmed to <A href="http://www.rati.com">Flight's&nbsp;affiliate ATI</A> the aircraft involved in a crash near Bogota&nbsp;on 7 July&nbsp;was a <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/directory/detail.aspx?aircraftCategory=CommercialAircraft&amp;manufacturerType=CommercialAircraft&amp;navigationItemId=389&amp;aircraftId=2128&amp;manufacturer=3005&amp;keyword=&amp;searchMode=Manufacturer">Boeing&nbsp;747-200</A> operated by US-based Kalitta Air. </P> <P>The aircraft, registered as N-714CK, was transporting flowers on behalf of Centurion Air Cargo from Bogota to Miami. The pilot in command of the aircraft at the moment of the accident has been identified as Captain Brian Beebe, a US national. </P> <P>The cause of the accident remains unclear, but Aerocivil confirms that Beebe reported to ATC an engine fire immediately afthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Colombia-confirms-three-ground-fatalities-after-Kalitta-747-crash-225136/
  • PICTURES: Colombia crash destroys second Kalitta 747F in two months

    News | 07 Jul 2008 15:08 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>US cargo carrier <A href="http://www.kalittaair.com/">Kalitta&nbsp;Air</A> appears to be the operator of a <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/06/03/216270/boeing-747-aircraft-profile.html">Boeing&nbsp;747</A> freighter which crashed near the Colombian capital Bogota today, the second Kalitta 747 to have been written off in less than two months.</P> <P>Television images from Colombia clearly show that the aircraft carrying the livery of Michigan-based Kalitta Air. The aircraft has been completely destroyed in the accident, which is said to have occurred after the jet departed Bogota for Miami.</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 294px" alt=Kalitta-crash-pa-photo src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23721" border=0>&nbsp;</TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nbsp;© PA Photo</H6></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P> <P align=center>&nbsp;</P> <P>All eight occupanthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Colombia-crash-destroys-second-Kalitta-747F-in-two-months-225126/
  • Large freighter reportedly crashes on take-off from Bogota

    News | 07 Jul 2008 14:45 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>Fatalities are being&nbsp;<A href="http://www.canalrcn.com/noticias/index.php/nacional/accidente-areo-en-cundinamarca-/">reported&nbsp;after a freighter aircraft crashed</A> on departure from the <A href="http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&amp;q=Bogota&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=4.668821,-74.096603&amp;spn=0.330549,0.422974&amp;z=11&amp;iwloc=addr">Colombian&nbsp;capital Bogota</A>.</P> <P>Details of the accident are still sketchy but Colombian media is reporting that the accident occurred around 03:55 shortly after the jet, apparently transporting a shipment of flowers, took off for Miami.</P> <P>Reports identify the carrier as Miami-based <A href="http://www.centurioncargo.com/">Centurion&nbsp;Air Cargo</A>, which operates a fleet of <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/directory/detail.aspx?aircraftCategory=CommercialAircraft&amp;manufacturerType=CommercialAircraft&amp;navigationItemId=389&amp;aircraftId=2402&amp;manufacturer=3005&amp;keyword=&amp;searchMode=Manufacturer">McDonnell&http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Large-freighter-reportedly-crashes-on-take-off-from-Bogota-225125/
  • Loads of trouble

    News | 05 Mar 2002 00:00

    <p>BRENDAN SOBIE / WASHINGTON DC</p> <p>The wet-lease cargo sector has collapsed in the worst market conditions for a decade. What are the prospects for recovery?</p> <p>Although its recent financial struggles and corresponding business moves have been more public than those of its rivals, Atlas Air is not the only cargo carrier these days scurrying to offset a rapidly shrinking wet-lease customer base. The worst market conditions in at least a decade have set off a wave of cuts and consolidation among a group of around 20 mostly little-known jet operators. Freighters ranging in size from Boeing 727s to 747s have been parked, expansion plans have been shelved, and many companies are seeking joint ventures or new investors.</p> <p>Faced with an overcrowded playing field and, in some cases, the threat of liquidation, many wet-lease cargo carriers are now a fraction of their former size. Some have left the wet-lease business for smaller niches, and a few are under new ownership. "Therehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Loads-of-trouble-144108/