cargo carrier Kalitta Air appears to be the operator
of a Boeing 747 freighter which crashed near the Colombian capital Bogota
today, the second Kalitta 747 to have been written
off in less than two months.
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
eight occupants of the aircraft reportedly survived the crash but at least two
people on the ground are said to have been killed after the 747 came down near
the town of Mosquera,
about 3nm west Bogota’s Eldorado International
jet is thought to have been transporting a shipment of flowers to Miami
on behalf of US
freight carrier Centurion Air Cargo, although this has not been confirmed.
data shows that weather conditions were good at the time of the accident,
around 03:55. At least one report from Colombia
suggests that the aircraft was returning to Bogota
after an engine problem.
Kalitta Air lost a 747-200F in Brussels
on 25 May when the aircraft overran the runway during take-off and broke up.
All those on board survived.