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On 9 Nov 2016 at 05:20z, an AerCaribe, 737-400F, HK-5139, 24431/1863, suffered a partial failure of both left and right main landing-gear causing the wheel bogies to rotate out of allignment, following a landing on Runway 13R at Bogota (SKBO) in benign weather conditions. The aircraft remained on the runway throughout the event and there were no injuries.

SKBO 090600Z VRB02KT 9999 FEW012 BKN017 13/12 A3031

The preliminary report issued 15/4/17 stated that the approach and landing were normal however increasingly strong vibrations occurred after landing. When the aircraft reached low speed, it spun counterclockwise 170 degrees and came to a stop 3161 meters past the threshold of runway 13R. Tyre marks showed that the shimmy had occured for 2681 meters

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