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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Datum:zaterdag 8 augustus 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-990-30A-8 Coronado
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Modern Air Transport
Registratie: N5603
Constructienummer: 30-10-13
Bouwjaar: 1963
Motoren: 4 General Electric CJ805-23
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA) (   Mexico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), Mexico
The aircraft undershot the runway during a VOR/ILS approach, collided with approach lights and caught fire.
The aircraft was being repositioned from Mexico City to pick up 146 charter passengers bound for New York.

Initially, one cabin crew member remained unaccounted for during the rescue operation that had saved the other seven, badly injured crew members. When rescue workers returned to the crash site the following morning to retrieve the remains of the missing crew member, the unaccounted for crew member was found in the burnt-out tail section, still alive but seriously injured.

The navigator of the flight died on October 27, 1970 of injuries sustained in the accident. Authorities did not list this as a fatality because per ICAO Annex 13, because "for statistical uniformity only, an injury resulting in death within thirty days of the date of the accident is classified as a fatal injury".



photo of Convair-CV-990-30A-8-Coronado-PP-VJE
accident date: 08-08-1970
type: Convair CV-990-30A-8 Coronado
registration: PP-VJE

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 Mexico City International Airport en Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport bedraagt 305 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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