Narrative:The take-off was abandoned after V1 because the aircraft wouldn't rotate. The aircraft overran runway 07, collided with a fence, crossed a ditch, struck a hill and caught fire.
|Date:||Monday 23 May 1988|
|Operator:||Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses - LACSA|
|C/n / msn:|| 18856/199|
|First flight:|| 1965-10-22 (22 years 7 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) (Costa Rica)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica|
|Destination airport:||Managua Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Excess weight in the front cargo hold displaced the centre of gravity to the forward limit. Two additional trim units would have been required for take-off.
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Distance from San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport to Managua Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 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.