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Last updated: 15 December 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 28 oktober 1997
Tijd:16:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerogal - Aerolineas Galapagos
Registratie: HC-BUF
Constructienummer: 573
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Ambato-Chachoan Airport (ATF) (   Ecuador)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ambato-Chachoan Airport (ATF/SEAM), Ecuador
Beschrijving:
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.

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


Veiligheidsmaatregelen
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.

Foto's

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

Kaart
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 Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport en Ambato-Chachoan Airport bedraagt 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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