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Last updated: 20 November 2018
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 2 junio 2017
Hora:22:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operador:Aeronaves TSM
Registración: XA-UAJ
Numéro de série: AC-586
Año de Construcción: 1984
Horas Totales de la Célula:35318
Ciclos:43028
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,8 km (0.5 milles) SE of Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM) (   México)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW/MMIO), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport (PBC/MMPB), México
Descripción:
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III cargo plane force landed near Tampico Airport, Mexico, after running out of fuel.
The aircraft departed Saltillo Airport at 21:27 on a non-scheduled cargo flight to Puebla, Mexico, carrying a total of 550 kgs of cargo. The captain was Pilot Flying, the copilot was Pilot Monitoring. Prior to departure the flight was supposed to have been refueled with about 2000 lbs of fuel. However, the flight took off without having been refueled and with just 700 lbs of fuel in the tanks.
At 22:27 hours the flight declared a fuel emergency to the Mexico City ACC controller. The crew decided to divert to Tampico.
Upon their request, the flight was cleared for an approach to runway 31. On final approach the aircraft hit trees and force landed, coming to rest about 850 meters from the runway threshold.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

Causa probable:
"Aterrizaje de emergencia por un inadecuado prevuelo de la aeronave el cual resultó en la perdida de potencia de ambos motores durante el vuelo en crucero por agotamiento de combustible a bordo"

Factores contribuyentes:
1. Falta de apego a los procedimiemos de la planeación del vuelo
2. Falta de coordinación entre el capitán y el oficial de operaciones, durante la preparación previa al vuelo
3. Falta de supervisión a las actividades del despachador

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ACCDTAFA027/2017MMTM
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» El Universal
» Milenio.com
» El Norte

METAR Weather report:
03:43 UTC / 22:43 local time:
MMTM 030343Z 16007KT 10SM SKC 26/24 A2984


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Distance from Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport to Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport as the crow flies is 753 km (471 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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