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Last updated: 12 December 2019
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:lundi 14 avril 2003
Heure:18:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16C Albatross
Compagnie:Robert F. Carlson
Immatriculation: N7026Y
Numéro de série: G-394
Année de Fabrication: 1954
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:6,5 km (4.1 milles) W of Chetumal Airport (CTM) (   Mexique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Privé
Aéroport de départ:Tulum Airport (TUY), Mexique
Aéroport de destination:Chetumal Airport (CTM/MMCM), Mexique
Détails:
A Grumman HU-16 amphibian airplane, N7026Y, was destroyed following a loss of control during the turn from base to final approach near Chetumal, State of Quintana Roo, in the Republic of Mexico. The instrument rated private pilot and his 2 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Tulum at 17:30 with Chetumal (CTM) as its intended destination.
Local authorities reported the airplane had been cleared to land on runway 10 at the Chetumal International Airport. Witnesses reported that the airplane rolled and nosed over during the turn from left base to final approach. The airplane came to rest about 4 miles from the threshold of runway 10. A post-impact fire consumed the airframe.

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