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Last updated: 15 June 2021
Fecha:jueves 10 mayo 1990
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27J
Operado por:Aviacsa
Alquilado a :Noroeste
Registración: F-GHXA
Numéro de série: 101
Año de Construcción: 1963
Horas Totales de la Célula:18147
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 40
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4,5 km (2.8 milles) S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ) (   México)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ/MMTG), México
Número de Vuelo:100
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:

CAUSA PROBABLE: "Entrada en perdida de sustentacion (desplome), durante una maniobra de viraje ceñido y no mantener la velocidad minima de sustentacion de la aeronave, estando a poca altura y en configuracion de aterrizaje (aletas de ala y tren de aterrizaje extendidos), sin aplicar la potencia requerida."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 91 days (3 months)
Accident number: 58/90
Download report: Final report


photo of Fairchild-F-27J-F-GHXA
accident date: 10-05-1990
type: Fairchild F-27J
registration: F-GHXA

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 Tapachula International Airport to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport as the crow flies is 232 km (145 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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