Saturday, January 20, 2018

Convair CV-580F: Incident occurred January 18, 2018 at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (KBRO), Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas

A damaged cargo aircraft sits on the tarmac on Thursday, January 18, 2018, evening at the international airport in Brownsville, Texas. According to a statement from the FAA the aircraft was at the airport for maintenance when the landing gear collapsed. Two persons were on board, but the aircraft was not scheduled for flight. 

Brownsville South Padre Island Airport Director Bryant Walker said the gear collapsed on a Mexican cargo plane Thursday while mechanics were testing an engine on a ramp.

At the time of what the Federal Aviation Administration is classifying as an incident, two people were on the aircraft and neither sustained injuries, FAA Spokesman Lynn Lunsford said Thursday night.

Lunsford said the plane was never intended to fly Thursday and that it was just undergoing maintenance. 

A large crack could be seen separating the cockpit from the plane’s body, and the propellers were destroyed.

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