Accident Convair CV-440-62 PP-AQE,
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Date:Wednesday 18 September 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-440-62
Owner/operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-AQE
MSN: 456
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1 km N of Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD) -   Uruguay
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA)
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The REAL Convair was operating on the route Sao Paulo - Porto Alegre - Montevideo - Buenos Aires. At 19:17 the flight left Porto Alegre. At 21:15 the aircraft passed the CAR beacon at 600 while approaching Montevideo. A visual approach was flown, but the aircraft entered a small fog patch and undershot the runway by 1030 m. The left and nose gear hit a small (3 m high) earth bank bordering Highway 102. Some 2 m further on the left right wing touched the ground, and at 170 m the aircraft lost both propellers and the no. 2 engine. The right wing broke off before coming to rest 380 m past the point of first impact.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "From the evidence collected there is no doubt that the accident was due to pilot error. Nevertheless, the Commission found no actual proof of what caused this error."


ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (173-178)
WCAA 2nd ed. / C.Y. Kimura


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