Accident Convair CV-990-30A-8 Coronado N5603, Saturday 8 August 1970
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Date:Saturday 8 August 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-990-30A-8 Coronado
Owner/operator:Modern Air Transport
Registration: N5603
MSN: 30-10-13
Year of manufacture:1963
Engine model:General Electric CJ805-23
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA) -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA)
The aircraft undershot the runway during a VOR/ILS approach, collided with approach lights and caught fire.
The aircraft was being repositioned from Mexico City to pick up 146 charter passengers bound for New York.

Initially, one cabin crew member remained unaccounted for during the rescue operation that had saved the other seven, badly injured crew members. When rescue workers returned to the crash site the following morning to retrieve the remains of the missing crew member, the unaccounted for crew member was found in the burnt-out tail section, still alive but seriously injured.

The navigator of the flight died on October 27, 1970 of injuries sustained in the accident. Authorities did not list this as a fatality because per ICAO Annex 13, because "for statistical uniformity only, an injury resulting in death within thirty days of the date of the accident is classified as a fatal injury".

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: DCA71R0002
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





photo (c) J.Oliveira; 1963

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