Aerocon SW4 at Sucre on Aug 20th 2013, runway excursion

Last Update: August 22, 2013 / 13:54:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
A4-228

Destination
Sucre, Bolivia

Aircraft Registration
CP-2655

ICAO Type Designator
SW4

Airport ICAO Code
SLSU

An Aerocon Swearingen SA-227DC Metro, registration CP-2655 performing flight A4-228 from Potosi to Sucre (Bolivia) with 8 passengers and 2 crew, landed on Sucre's runway 05 at about 08:43L (12:43Z) but veered left off the runway almost immediately after touch down and came to a stop in a ditch about 50 meters/160 feet left of the runway center line. No injuries occurred, the aircraft received substantial damage to the nose gear, right propeller and right engine.

Bolivia's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have opened an investigation into the accident, the black boxes were recovered.

The airline confirmed their flight 228 veered off the runway, there were no injuries, the right hand propeller and the nose section of the aircraft were badly damaged, the causes of the accident are being investigated, a brakes problem and/or a blown tyre are being suspected.

Metars:
SLSU 201400Z 01005KT 9999 NSC 15/05 Q1030
SLSU 201300Z 05004KT 9999 NSC 13/05 Q1029
SLSU 201200Z 03004KT 9999 NSC 10/M03 Q1029
SLSU 201100Z 00000KT 9999 NSC 06/M01 Q1028
SLSU 201000Z 00000KT 9999 NSC 06/M00 Q1028
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 20, 2013

Classification
Accident

Flight number
A4-228

Destination
Sucre, Bolivia

Aircraft Registration
CP-2655

ICAO Type Designator
SW4

Airport ICAO Code
SLSU

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