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Last updated: 14 July 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 2 juin 2017
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Compagnie:Aeronaves TSM
Immatriculation: XA-UAJ
Numéro de série: AC-586
Année de Fabrication: 1984
Heures de vol:35318
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,8 km (0.5 milles) SE of Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM) (   Mexique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW/MMIO), Mexique
Aéroport de destination:Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport (PBC/MMPB), Mexique
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:

Probable cause:
"Emergency landing due to an inadequate pre-flight of the aircraft which resulted in the loss of power of both engines during the cruise flight due to exhaustion of fuel on board".

Contributing factors:
1. Lack of adherence to flight planning procedures
2. Lack of coordination between captain and operations officer during pre-flight preparation.
3. Lack of supervision of dispatcher activities

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

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


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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 Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport et Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport est de 753 km (471 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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