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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:vrijdag 2 juni 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeronaves TSM
Registratie: XA-UAJ
Constructienummer: AC-586
Bouwjaar: 1984
Aantal vlieguren:35318
Aantal vluchten:43028
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-11U-611G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,8 km (0.5 mijl) SE of Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM) (   Mexico)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW/MMIO), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport (PBC/MMPB), Mexico
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III cargo plane force landed near Tampico Airport, Mexico, after running out of fuel.
The aircraft departed Saltillo Airport at 21:27 on a non-scheduled cargo flight to Puebla, Mexico, carrying a total of 550 kgs of cargo. The captain was Pilot Flying, the copilot was Pilot Monitoring. Prior to departure the flight was supposed to have been refueled with about 2000 lbs of fuel. However, the flight took off without having been refueled and with just 700 lbs of fuel in the tanks.
At 22:27 hours the flight declared a fuel emergency to the Mexico City ACC controller. The crew decided to divert to Tampico.
Upon their request, the flight was cleared for an approach to runway 31. On final approach the aircraft hit trees and force landed, coming to rest about 850 meters from the runway threshold.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause:
"Emergency landing due to an inadequate pre-flight of the aircraft which resulted in the loss of power of both engines during the cruise flight due to exhaustion of fuel on board".

Contributing factors:
1. Lack of adherence to flight planning procedures
2. Lack of coordination between captain and operations officer during pre-flight preparation.
3. Lack of supervision of dispatcher activities

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ACCDTAFA027/2017MMTM
Download report: Final report

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» El Norte

METAR Weather report:
03:43 UTC / 22:43 local time:
MMTM 030343Z 16007KT 10SM SKC 26/24 A2984


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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 Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport en Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport bedraagt 753 km (471 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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