ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-440 N137CA Cap Haitien Airport (CAP)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Saturday 18 March 1995
Time:13:21 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440
Operating for:Gulf & Caribbean Cargo
Leased from:Winemiller Aviation
Registration: N137CA
MSN: 317
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP) (   Haiti)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP/MTCH), Haiti
Took off from Fort Lauderdale at 10:20 for a flight on behalf of the Metro Nord Travel Club to Cap Haitien.
After extension of the wing flaps and landing gear the aircraft lost hydraulic pressure. The approach was continued and the emergency air brake was armed. During the landing roll the left main gear brakes locked due to a reported malfunction of the air brake system. The tires ruptured and the aircraft veered to the left and departed the runway. The aircraft then collided with the UH-60 which was parked about 40 feet from the edge of the runway.

Hydraulic system problem
Runway excursion

» Air Safety Week 10 April 1995 (p. 10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/95 (#54)
» Preliminary aviation accident/incident reports provided by the National Transportation Safety Board
» Scramble 194(60)


photo of Convair-CV-440-N137CA
accident date: 18-03-1995
type: Convair CV-440
registration: N137CA

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 Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Cap Haitien Airport as the crow flies is 1070 km (669 miles).

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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