Vliegtuigongeval op 01 APR 2016 met Cessna 208B Grand Caravan XA-ULU - Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport (DGO)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:vrijdag 1 april 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aéreo Servicios Empresariales
Registratie: XA-ULU
Constructienummer: 208B2104
Bouwjaar: 2009
Aantal vlieguren:4027
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:111 km (69.4 mijl) W of Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport (DGO) (   Mexico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tayoltita Airstrip, Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport (DGO/MMDO), Mexico
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was destroyed in a forced landing in a rocky river bed near Tayoltita, San Dimas, Durango, Mexico. Three passengers were killed.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Tayoltita to Durango in Mexico and took off about 09:00 hours local time. About fifteen minutes into the flight, as the aircraft was climbing to 9500 feet, the pilot hear a strange noise from the engine.
The engine lost power and the speed dropped. The pilot then prepared for a forced landing in a river. The left wing hit a tree and the aircraft then impacted very large stones in the bed of the river, causing the aircraft to split two.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Spanish):
Loss of engine power, due to fatigue fracture of a turbine compressor disc blade (CT blade), resulting in an emergency landing.
Contributing Factors:
1. Compressor turbine vane ring rework without the authorization of the engine manufacturer and subsequent installation in the overhaul to the engine.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: ACCDTAFA011/2016MMDO
Download report: Final report


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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 Tayoltita Airstrip en Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport bedraagt 141 km (88 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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