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Last updated: 22 October 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 11 mai 2012
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580F SCD
Compagnie:Contract Air Cargo
Immatriculation: N171FL
Numéro de série: 318
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Heures de vol:42341
Moteurs: 2 Allison 501-D13D
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) (   Guatémala)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatémala
Numéro de vol:8138
A Convair CV-580 cargo plane, N171FL, sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA), Guatemala.
Flight TSU8138 had landed on runway 19 when the nosegear folded backwards. The propellers contacted the runway, causing the left hand prop to separate. Debris sliced through the fuselage of the CV-580.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES: (translated from Spanish)
The aircraft performed its approach at a higher speed than that established in the Flight Manual procedures, verified by reading indicated in the CVR. The pilot and the first officer communicated about it and did not reduce or try to reduce the approach speed too late and at the time of landing and touchdown on the runway it was very fast, causing several bounces of the nose landing gear on the runway, in addition to bouncing with the main gear.
Taking into account the operational deficiencies of the crew in the cockpit, this accident is considered to be of the operational type.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SVIA Guatemala
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 3 months
Accident number: A-07-2012
Download report: Final report


photo of Convair-CV-580F-SCD-N171FL
accident date: 11-05-2012
type: Convair CV-580F SCD
registration: N171FL

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Miami International Airport, FL et Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport est de 1630 km (1019 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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