Loss of control Accident Fairchild F-27J F-GHXA,
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Date:Thursday 10 May 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild F-27J
Registration: F-GHXA
MSN: 101
Year of manufacture:1963
Total airframe hrs:18147 hours
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:4,5 km S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ) -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP)
Destination airport:Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ/MMTG)
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Aviacsa flight 100, a Fairchild F-27J, crashed on final approach to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport in Mexico. Sixteen of the 40 occupants survived the accident.
The aircraft took off from Tapachula at 08:10 hours. The flight proceeded normally and the first officer, who was the Pilot Flying, positioned the aircraft for an approach to runway 35. While fully configured for landing, the flight crew aborted the approach and performed a steep left-hand turn. The aircraft lost altitude and impacted the ground.
The accident was attributed to a lack of co-ordination between the crew during the approach and their lack of experience on the type.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Entry into loss of lift, during a tight turning manoeuvre and not maintaining the minimum lift speed of the aircraft, being at a low height and in a landing configuration (extended wing flaps and landing gear), without applying the required power."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Report number: 58/90
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) Ron Mak

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