Narrative:A possible cargo shift caused the aircraft to enter a stall on climbout following a runway 35L takeoff. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.
|Date:||Wednesday 18 January 1989|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Torreˇn Airport (TRC/MMTC), Mexico|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The PIC's disregard for the security of the cargo that permitted its shift during the takeoff roll. This resulted in an aft CG situation and a subsequent stall and loss of aircraft control. A contributing factor in the accident was the mismanagement of the engine power by the crew and the lack of experience of the co-pilot. "
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/90 (#17)
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 Laredo International Airport, TX to Torreˇn Airport as the crow flies is 447 km (279 miles).