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Last updated: 21 October 2019
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 27 abril 2004
Hora:ca 04:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Operated by:Mountain Air Cargo
On behalf of:FedEx Express
Registración: N715FE
Numéro de série: 10468
Año de Construcción: 1971
Motores: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 552-7R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Melo Airport (MLZ) (   Uruguay)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ), Argentina
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brasil
Número de Vuelo:7145
Descripción:
The aircraft departed Buenos Aires (EZE) for a cargo flight to São Paulo-Viracopos (VCP) via Porto Alegre (POA). En route on the first leg, at an altitude of FL170, a crew member headed to the cargo compartment, and noticed the presence of smoke. he tried to extinguish the fire with emergency equipment, but did not succeed. Some 16 nm from Melo Airport (MLZ), Uruguay, the crew declared an in-flight emergency to Montevideo ACC. The operating hours of the only airport nearby, Melo, are from 07:00 hrs to 19:00 hrs, so it was closed. Montevideo ACC contacted the airport guard who switched on the runway lights and reported the emergency to fire fighters and police located in the city. The aircraft found the runway lights and landed on runway 07. Touchdown took place 340 m from the threshold. The F-27 stopped 640 m after touchdown. The crew evacuated through the cockpit windows, due to the intense heat and smoke in the cargo area. Ten minutes after landing, the fire fighters arrived and succeeded in extinguishing the fire. The airplane suffered considerable damage in the cargo compartments E and F.

Probable Cause:

Causa probable:
Numerosas muestras de aceite, tejidos vegetales, animales y varios que eran trasportados, habrían reaccionado al entrar en contacto con una reacción química exotérmica y combustión asociada. El origen del suceso, se podría haber producido por derrame, al someter contenedores de líquidos, no adecuados para una diferencial de presión, con poca capacidad de expansión por excesivo llenado y estiva de materiales indiscriminada.
Escasa rigurosidad en el llenado de formularios destinados a descripción de tipo de productos entregados para su envío en oficinas de la empresa, así como poco control o descuido en el manejo de la carga habría coadyuvado a la ocurrencia del accidente.

Fuentes:
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Fotos

photo of Fokker-F-27500-N715FE
accident date: 27-04-2004
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
registration: N715FE
photo of Fokker-F-27500-N715FE
accident date: 27-04-2004
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
registration: N715FE
photo of Fokker-F-27-Frienship-500-N715FE
accident date: 27-04-2004
type: Fokker F-27 Frienship 500
registration: N715FE
 

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 Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA to Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS as the crow flies is 872 km (545 miles).

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