ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-440-62 PP-AQE Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-AQE
MSN: 456
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) N of Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD) (   Uruguay)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
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:

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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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Porto Alegre Airport, RS to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport as the crow flies is 703 km (440 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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