Crash of a Fairchild F27 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez: 24 killed

Date & Time: May 10, 1990 at 0855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GHXA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tapachula – Tuxtla Gutierrez
MSN:
101
YOM:
1963
Flight number:
6A100
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
36
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Captain / Total flying hours:
3755
Captain / Total hours on type:
122.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
754
Copilot / Total hours on type:
126
Aircraft flight hours:
18147
Circumstances:
On final approach to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport runway 35, while the aircraft was fully configured for landing, the crew decided to initiate a go-around procedure for unknown reasons and completed a left turn in an attempt to make a 180 circuit. The aircraft lost height, struck trees and crashed 3,200 meters short of runway threshold, bursting into flames. All four crew members and 20 passengers were killed while 16 other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
The loss of control on final approach was the consequence of a loss of lift after the crew failed to maintain a minimum speed while initiating a go-around procedure. At this time, the aircraft was fully configured for landing with flaps and landing gear down.
The following contributing factors were reported:
- Lack of crew coordination,
- Lack of crew experience on this type of aircraft.
Final Report:

Ground accident of a Fairchild F27A in Toulon

Date & Time: Sep 22, 1989 at 1950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GFHZ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Toulon - Bastia
MSN:
79
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
37
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Boarding was done and the crew was preparing the aircraft when the gear were mistakenly retracted for unknown reasons. All 40 occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Ground fire of a Fairchild F27 at Omega AFB

Date & Time: Sep 7, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-LPI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Omega AFB - Omega AFB
MSN:
58
YOM:
1959
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxiing at Omega AFB, the aircraft caught fire for unknown reasons. The crew was able to stop the airplane and to evacuate before it would be totally destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Ground fire of unknown origin.

Crash of a Fairchild F27M on Mt Pilón: 23 killed

Date & Time: Mar 16, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-862
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Trinidad - San Borja
MSN:
127
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
23
Circumstances:
The crew started the descent to San Borja-Capitán Germán Quiroga Guardia Airport in limited visibility when, at an altitude of 3,000 meters, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Pilón located about 80 km southwest of San Borja Airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 23 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
For unknown reasons, the crew started the descent prematurely and the accident was the result of a controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Fairchild F27J in La Serena: 46 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 1982 at 0927 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CC-CJE
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santiago - La Serena
MSN:
63
YOM:
1959
Flight number:
ANS307
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
42
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
46
Aircraft flight hours:
47357
Circumstances:
On final approach to La Serena-La Florida Airport, the left engine failed. The crew lost control of the airplane that banked left, lost height and crashed 2 km short of runway 11 threshold, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all 46 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Inadequate flight planning by the pilot-in-command in coordinating the adoption of measures and applying procedures to successfully remedy a stall condition caused by total loss of power in the left engine when the aircraft was flying at low altitude on final approach to land, in landing configuration.

Crash of a Fairchild F27A in Wollaston Lake

Date & Time: Jun 29, 1982
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FTPA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
104
YOM:
1963
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing on a gravel runway at Wollaston Lake Airport, the left main gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest on its left wing and was damaged beyond repair. Both pilots escaped uninjured.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left main gear upon landing for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Fairchild F27J in Yacuiba: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1117
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cochabamba - Yacuiba
MSN:
118
YOM:
1965
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
While approaching Yacuiba Airport, the airplane struck the slope of Mt Tapecua located few km from the airfield. All 13 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Fairchild F27J in Santa Ana del Yacuma

Date & Time: Jan 22, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CP-1175
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
121
YOM:
1965
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown, the airplane skidded then veered off runway and came to rest in flames in a ravine. All 30 occupants were evacuated, among them 10 were injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Ground accident of a Fairchild F27A in Paris-Orly

Date & Time: Jul 5, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GBRS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
108
YOM:
1965
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While parked at Paris-Orly Airport with 15 passengers and a crew of three on board, the airplane suffered an accident in unclear circumstances. All 18 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.