2015-01-27 IFL Group Convair CV-580 exited runway at Grand Cayman


2015-01-27 IFL Group Convair CV-580 exited runway at Grand Cayman


On landing runway 26 the pilots experienced nosewheel steering problems while they were about to turn left to the apron.
The Convair ran off to the right coming to a stop after a distance of about 250 meters on flat grass.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

The Convair was loaded with 4000 pounds of fuel.

Owen Roberts Airport was forced to close for over 2 hours until the aircraft was removed.

According to cayman media, the aircraft eventually suffered a hydraulic problem during roll-out negatively affecting the nosewheel steering mechanism.


Date: 2015-01-27 Time: 12:30
Location: MWCR GCM Georgetown Grand Cayman – Owen Roberts Airport
Country: Cayman Islands
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: KX 909
From: KMIA/MIA: Miami Intl To: MWCR/GCM: Georgetown Grand Cayman – Owen Roberts Airport
Type: Cargo
Operator: IFL Group
Leased from: Cayman Airways

Type: Convair CV-580F
Registration: N391FL
Age a/c: 59,6 years
Constr. No.: 278


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 0 0 2
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 1st safety occurence for the operator
  • 23rd safety occurence of type (CV580)
  • 3rd safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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