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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 18 septiembre 1991
Hora:21:50
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Operador:Canair Cargo
Registración: C-FICA
Numéro de série: 98
Año de Construcción: 1953
Horas Totales de la Célula:39323
Motores: 2 Allison 501-D13D
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Belvidere Center, VT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB (YQM/CYQM), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hamilton Airport, ON (YHM/CYHM), Canadá
Descripción:
While cruising at FL160, 50 km NE of Burlington VOR, Boston ARTCC cleared the flight for a 30deg. turn left. The aircraft stabilized and then turned further left. The aircraft broke up and crashed in mountainous terrain. The pilot probably experienced spatial disorientation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the first officer (co-pilot) to maintain control of the aircraft after becoming spatially disoriented, and his exceeding the design stress limits of the aircraft. Factors related to the accident were: the lack of two pilots in the cockpit, darkness, and instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) at flight altitude. "

Fuentes:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#68)
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.05


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photo of Convair CV-580 C-FICA
C-FICA was bought consecutively by Kelowna, de Havilland Canada, Commuter Express and Canair Cargo
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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 Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB to Hamilton Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1239 km (775 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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