Accident
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 9 augustus 1995
Tijd:20:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2H6
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aviateca
Registratie: N125GU
Constructienummer: 23849/1453
Bouwjaar: 1987-09-26 (7 years 11 months)
Aantal vlieguren:16645
Aantal vluchten:20323
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 58 / inzittenden: 58
Totaal:slachtoffers: 65 / inzittenden: 65
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:24 km (15 mijl) NE San Salvador (   El Salvador) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Vliegveld van aankomst:San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport (SAL/MSLP), El Salvador
Vluchtnummer: 901
Beschrijving:
Flight GUG901 (Miami-Guatemala City-San Salvador-Managua-San Jose) encountered bad weather (heavy rain, thunderstorms) while approaching San Salvador. The crew therefore diverted off Airway G346 to avoid the thunderstorms. The aircraft should then have passed overhead the airport and turn right downwind for an ILS approach to runway 07. There seemed to be some confusion as to the position of the aircraft. The aircraft was at 5000 feet (as cleared by ATC) when the GPWS sounded. Full power was applied, but the Boeing struck the San Vicente Volcano (also known as Chinchontepec, 2181m high) at an altitude of 1800m.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Direccion General De Transporte Aereo determines that the probable cause of the accident was the flight crew's lack of situational awareness in relation to the 7,159 foot obstruction, the flight crew's decision to descend below the MSA while deviating from a published transition or approach, and the ambiguity of position information between both the flight crew and the air traffic controller which resulted in the controller's issuance of an altitude assignment that did not provide terrain clearance. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the First Officer to direct his concern of reported positions to the Captain in a more direct and assertive manner and the failure of the controller to recognize the aircraft's reported position relative to obstructions and give appropriate instructions/warnings. An ineffective CRM program at Aviateca also contributed to the accident ."

Bronnen:
» Air Safety Week 14.08.1995 (p. 2)
» Flight International 23-29.08.95(12)
» NTSB
» Scramble 196(64)
» Volkskrant 11.8.1995(4)


Foto's

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport en San Salvador-Comalapa International Airport bedraagt 202 km (126 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
languages: English Franšais Nederlands Deutsch Espanol

Share
Share

Boeing 737-200

  • 64e ongeval
  • 1114 built
  • 11e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 22e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
safety profile

 El Salvador
  • zwaarste ongeval
»safety profile