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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:vrijdag 20 januari 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Vloog voor:Aspen Airways
Gehuurd van:Sierra Pacific Airlines
Registratie: N73160
Constructienummer: 336
Bouwjaar: 1956
Aantal vlieguren:54108
Motoren: 2 Allison 501-D13H
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 26
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 29
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Buena Vista, CO (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Durango-La Plata Airport, CO (DRO/KDRO), Verenigde Staten
The no. 2 engine failed at FL200 and the aircraft returned. The remaining no. 1 engine also failed and the aircraft landed on a dirt road, hit a fence and a log pile causing the nosegear to collapse.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadvertent deactivation of fuel to the left engine as the pilot was making a precautionary shutdown of the right engine, and his failure to follow the emergency checklist procedure. Related factors were: low gearbox oil pressure (at flight altitude), and uneven terrain that was encountered during the emergency landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: DEN89FA064
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/91 (#7)


photo of Convair-CV-580-N73160
accident date: 20-01-1989
type: Convair CV-580
registration: N73160

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO en Durango-La Plata Airport, CO bedraagt 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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