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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Datum:donderdag 10 mei 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27J
Vloog voor:Aviacsa
Gehuurd van:Noroeste
Registratie: F-GHXA
Constructienummer: 101
Bouwjaar: 1963
Aantal vlieguren:18147
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 20 / inzittenden: 36
Totaal:slachtoffers: 24 / inzittenden: 40
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4,5 km (2.8 mijl) S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ) (   Mexico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ/MMTG), Mexico
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:

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
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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tapachula International Airport en Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport bedraagt 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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