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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Datum:Dienstag 2 Februar 1988
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Fluggesellschaft:Aspen Airways
Kennzeichen: N5808
Werknummer: 348
Baujahr: 1956
Triebwerk: 2 Allison 501-D13H
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 38
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 41
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Durango-La Plata Airport, CO (DRO) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), USA
Flug nach:Durango-La Plata Airport, CO (DRO/KDRO), USA
Drifted to left on landing rollout and collided with snow bank. Runway 2 centreline lighting was not available and the painted runway centreline was covered by the snow.

Probable Cause:

"Airport snow removal .. inadequate .. airport personnel
Proper alignment .. not maintained .. pilot in command
Airport facilities,runway marking .. foreign substance covered
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. snow covered
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. slush covered
Airport facilities,centerline lights .. unavailable
Airport facilities,runway edge lights .. unapproved
Light condition .. dark night"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: DEN88FA061
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/89 (#19)


photo of Convair-CV-580-N5808
accident date: 02-02-1988
type: Convair CV-580
registration: N5808
photo of Convair-CV-580-N5808
accident date: 02-02-1988
type: Convair CV-580
registration: N5808

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 Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO to Durango-La Plata Airport, CO as the crow flies is 382 km (239 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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