Accident
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:maandag 14 april 2003
Tijd:18:30
Type:Grumman HU-16C Albatross
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Robert F. Carlson
Registratie: N7026Y
Constructienummer: G-394
Bouwjaar: 1954
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6,5 km (4.1 mijl) W of Chetumal Airport (CTM) (   Mexico) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Privévlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tulum Airport (TUY), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chetumal Airport (CTM/MMCM), Mexico
Beschrijving:
A Grumman HU-16 amphibian airplane, N7026Y, was destroyed following a loss of control during the turn from base to final approach near Chetumal, State of Quintana Roo, in the Republic of Mexico. The instrument rated private pilot and his 2 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Tulum at 17:30 with Chetumal (CTM) as its intended destination.
Local authorities reported the airplane had been cleared to land on runway 10 at the Chetumal International Airport. Witnesses reported that the airplane rolled and nosed over during the turn from left base to final approach. The airplane came to rest about 4 miles from the threshold of runway 10. A post-impact fire consumed the airframe.


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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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