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.
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Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||DGAC, Departamento de Seguridad de Vuelo e Investigación de Accidentes (SVIA) - Guatemala |
|report status: ||Preliminary|
|report number: ||SVIA-07-2012|
|report released:||30 April 2014|
|duration of investigation: ||1 year and 12 months|
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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
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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 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.