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Accident description
Last updated: 19 November 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 19 January 1982
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-44D4-1
Operator:AECA - Aeroservicios Ecuatorianos
Registration: HC-BHS
C/n / msn: 14
First flight: 1961-03-13 (20 years 11 months)
Total airframe hrs:42851
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Narrative:
Hydraulic pressure was lost while the landing gear was being retracted after takeoff. The crew attempted to lower the gear again and returned to Miami. The nose gear was down and locked, but the main gear would not lock. The main gear partially retracted during the rollout.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
fluid,hydraulic..low level
aircraft preflight..inadequate..flight engineer

Classification:

Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Managua-Augusto C Sandino Airport as the crow flies is 1628 km (1018 miles).

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