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Last updated: 13 December 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 28 Oktober 1997
Zeit:16:17
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227D
Fluggesellschaft:Aerogal - Aerolineas Galapagos
Kennzeichen: HC-BUF
Werknummer: 573
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Ambato-Chachoan Airport (ATF) (   Ecuador)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Flug nach:Ambato-Chachoan Airport (ATF/SEAM), Ecuador
Unfallbericht:
Fairchild HC-BUF was carrying company staff and equipment to the provisional operations base at Ambato. The approach was flown at 100 knots (12 knots too fast). Touchdown was very late, with just 900 m of runway remaining. Ground fine pitch was selected, but this did not work; the aircraft overran the runway by 170 m and fell into a 90 m deep ravine.
It appeared that flight preparation had been poor (the co-pilot did not calculate the approach and landing speeds, and the captain did not know the exact landing weight). Furthermore, Aerogal had not prepared documentation required for the operations at Ambato and failed to train its personnel in the airport's characteristics and special features.

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/98 (#35)
» Tommy Maurer


Sicherheitsempfehlungen
It was recommended that Aerogal should carry out training when starting operations at a new airport; that crews implement the emergency procedures in accordance with the ongoing training; and that maintenance, operations and dispatch be further assessed.

Fotos

photo of Fairchild-FH-227D-571
accident date: 28-10-1997
type: Fairchild FH-227D
registration: 571
 

Map
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 Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Ambato-Chachoan Airport as the crow flies is 119 km (74 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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