Accident Convair CV-440 TG-ACA,
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Date:Wednesday 27 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-440
Registration: TG-ACA
MSN: 143
Year of manufacture:1954
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Guatemala City -   Guatemala
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT)
Destination airport:
No.1 engine failure due to oil exhaustion. The prop couldn't be feathered and the aircraft made an emergency landing in rough terrain.

PROBABLE CAUSE: No. 1 engine cylinders and oil-high pressure hose not correctly reconnected after maintenance.



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO); August 1974

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