Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 11 May 2012
Time:18:11
Type:Convair CV-580F SCD
Operator:Contract Air Cargo
Registration: N171FL
C/n / msn: 318
First flight: 1956
Engines: 2 Allison 501-D13
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) (   Guatemala)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Flightnumber:8138
Narrative:
A Convair CV-580 cargo plane, N171FL, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA), Guatemala.
Flight TSU8138 had landed on runway 19 when the nosegear folded backwards. The propellers contacted the runway, causing the left hand prop to separate. Debris sliced through the fuselage of the CV-580.


Sources:
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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 1630 km (1019 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.
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