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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 31 März 1998
Zeit:04:16
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-53 (C-131A)
Fluggesellschaft:Linea Aérea Mexicana de Carga
Kennzeichen: XA-TAP
Werknummer: 53-13
Baujahr: 1954
Betriebsstunden:36792
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Zumpango (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
Flug nach:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY/MMMY), Mexiko
Unfallbericht:
The Convair CV-240 cargo plane took off from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport about 03:55 hours local time.
At 04:08 hours the flight radioed their intention to return to their departure airport because of problems with one engine.
Due to a loss of power on engine no.2 the aircraft could not maintain altitude.
The flight crew decided to divert to nearby Santa Lucía Air Base as the international airport could not be reached.
While approaching the air base, the aircraft impacted trees and crashed.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Emergency landing due to fire on the right engine (2), impacting trees in low visibility conditions."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 163 days (5 months)
Accident number: 026/98
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
» Flight International 13-19 January 1999
» Scramble 228, Scramble 229


Fotos

photo of Convair-CV-240-53-N9168Y
accident date: 31-03-1998
type: Convair CV-240-53 (C-131A)
registration: N9168Y
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport as the crow flies is 709 km (443 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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