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Last updated: 18 November 2018
Date:Wednesday 27 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440
Registration: TG-ACA
C/n / msn: 143
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Guatemala City (   Guatemala)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Destination airport:?
No.1 engine failure due to oil exhaustion. The prop couldn't be feathered and the aircraft made an emergency landing in rough terrain.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: No. 1 engine cylinders and oil-high pressure hose not correctly reconnected after maintenance.


photo of Convair CV-440 TI-ACA
TI-ACA was sold to Aviateca as TG-ACA in February 1976.
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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