ASN Aircraft accident Canadair CL-44D4-1 HC-BHS Miami International Airport, FL (MIA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 19 January 1982
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
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
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
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:

fluid,hydraulic..low level
aircraft preflight..inadequate..flight engineer

Hydraulic system problem
Forced landing on runway



photo of Canadair-CL-44D4-1-HC-BHS
accident date: 19-01-1982
type: Canadair CL-44D4-1
registration: HC-BHS

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport as the crow flies is 1628 km (1018 miles).

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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