Runway excursion Accident McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 F-GTDI, Tuesday 21 December 1999
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Date:Tuesday 21 December 1999
Time:09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Owner/operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: F-GTDI
MSN: 46890/77
Year of manufacture:1973
Total airframe hrs:85760 hours
Cycles:27331 flights
Engine model:General Electric CF6-50C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 314
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) -   Guatemala
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA)
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The aircraft overran the wet runway 19 on landing, went down a steep slope and crashed into 10 houses past the runway end.
Weather was reported to include a 360deg wind at 8 knots, 6nm visibility and cloud base at 2200 feet agl.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident is the result of an overshoot on a wet runway, with the crew failing to go around, followed by insufficient deceleration.
The overshoot happened after a visual stabilized approach with the use of PAPI."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: Report f-di991221e
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

FAA
Juan Carlos Munoz R.
Norman E. Avila
Steve Caisse
Tommy Maurer

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

24 July 1987 TU-TAL Air Afrique 1 Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) unk

Statistics

  • 14th worst accident in 1999
  • 10th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 10th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) Juan Carlos Munoz R.; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Norman Avila; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Juan Carlos Munoz R.; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Juan Carlos Munoz R.; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Norman Avila; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Norman Avila; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Norman Avila; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Norman Avila; Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA); 21 December 1999


photo (c) Karl Krämer, via Werner Fischdick; München (MUC); May 1999

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