Accident Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III CP-2754, Sunday 3 November 2013
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Date:Sunday 3 November 2013
Time:15:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild SA227-AC Metro III
Owner/operator:Aerocon
Registration: CP-2754
MSN: AC-721B
Year of manufacture:1989
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Riberalta Airport (RIB) -   Bolivia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Trinidad Airport (TDD/SLTR)
Destination airport:Riberalta-Gen Buech Airport (RIB/SLRI)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
A Swearingen Metro III operated by Aerocon was destroyed in an accident near Riberalta Airport (RIB), Bolivia. Eight occupants were killed, ten survived.
Aerocon Flight 25 departed Trinidad Airport (TDD), Bolivia at 14:58 on a domestic flight to Riberalta. The Riberalta Tower controller cleared the flight for an RNAV GNSS-Z approach for runway 32 and then circle for an approach to runway 14. The controller reported that winds were from the south at 7 knots. Visibility was 3000 m due to rain.
The flight reported over the BIXIN intermediate fix (IF) at 15:55. At 15:57 the crew reported passing the EDNAX point, which is at 5 nautical miles (9,3 km) from the runway 32 threshold. The controller then cautioned the crew that the runway was wet. On short final the airplane performed a right hand turn and impacted the ground 300 m from the threshold of runway 32 and 60 m to the right of the centreline.
The aircraft came to rest inverted and was consumed by the fire.

METAR:

19:00 UTC / 15:00 local time:
SLRI 031900Z 15008KT 5000 VCSH BKN015 FEW020CB BKN200 28/23 Q1010

21:00 UTC / 17:00 local time:
SLRI 032100Z 19005KT 3000 -RA BKN004 FEW020CB OVC070 24/24 Q1009

Sources:

El Deber
Riberalta ATC

Statistics

  • 23rd worst accident in 2013
  • 11th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 11th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Nassau International Airport (NAS/MYNN); 02 April 2002

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