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Last updated: 27 September 2020
Datum:zondag 24 augustus 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Tropical Airways
Registratie: HH-PRV
Constructienummer: 872001
Bouwjaar: 1987
Aantal vlieguren:2982
Aantal vluchten:4154
Motoren: 2 Walter M-601E
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Totaal:slachtoffers: 21 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:2 km (1.3 mijl) SW of Cap Haitien Airport (CAP) (   Ha´ti)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP/MTCH), Ha´ti
Vliegveld van aankomst:Port-de-Paix Airport (PAX/MTPX), Ha´ti
Tropical Airways flight 1301, a Let 410, took off from runway 05 at Cap Haitien Airport about 04:50 for a flight to Port-de-Paix, Haiti. Shortly after takeoff the pilot requested clearance to return to the airport in order to close the door of the forward baggage hold, which had apparently opened during takeoff. On the right base leg when starting the turn onto final, the aircraft stalled and impacted a sugar cane field.

Probable Cause:

MAIN CAUSE (translated from original French language report):
Stall during approach phase while on the downwind leg caused by the loss of VMC at low altitude.

1) failure of the crew to manage the approach procedure (Poor CRM)
a) use of maximum flaps (42░)
b) insufficient altitude
c) lack of coordination between crew members
2) possible state of fatigue of the captain
3) Possible excess weight
4) opening of the baggage hold door, observed during takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ONAC Haiti
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: Final report
Download report: Final report

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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 Cap Haitien Airport en Port-de-Paix Airport bedraagt 72 km (45 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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