ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-580F XA-TRB Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX (BRO)
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Date:Thursday 18 January 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580F
Operator:Air Tribe
Registration: XA-TRB
MSN: 52
First flight: 1953
Engines: 2 Allison 501-D13D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, TX (BRO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
A Convair CV-580F suffered an undercarriage collapse during a maintenance engine run-up test at Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, Texas, USA.
The propellers contacted the ground, causing substantial damage and the right hand side of the fuselage shows a large tear.

Landing gear collapse
Damaged on the ground

» Gear collapse damages plane at Brownsville airport (, 19 Jan. 2018)


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