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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 20 October 2009
Time:03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
Operator:Centurion Air Cargo
Registration: N701GC
C/n / msn: 48434/476
First flight: 1991
Engines: 3 General Electric CF6-80C2D1F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD) (   Uruguay)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD/SUMU), Uruguay
Flightnumber: 431
Narrative:
A McDonnell Douglas MD-11F cargo plane, operated by Centurion Air Cargo as flight 431, sustained damage on landing at Montevideo-Carrasco Airport (MVD), Uruguay. The right hand main landing gear leg was bent sideways during landing on runway 24. The crew managed to stop on taxiway A were the airplane had to be offloaded.

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Montevideo-Carrasco Airport as the crow flies is 7165 km (4478 miles).

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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