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Last updated: 22 October 2020
Datum:vrijdag 11 mei 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580F SCD
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Contract Air Cargo
Registratie: N171FL
Constructienummer: 318
Bouwjaar: 1956
Aantal vlieguren:42341
Aantal vluchten:29707
Motoren: 2 Allison 501-D13D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) (   Guatemala)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
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

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 Miami International Airport, FL en Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport bedraagt 1630 km (1019 miles).

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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