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580: conversion from Convair CV-340 or CV-440 aircraft with two Allison 501 D13D/H turboprop engines in place of the piston engines, an enlarged vertical fin and modified horizontal stabilisers. The conversions were performed by Pacific Airmotive on behalf of the Allison Engine Company.
|Wing span||27.97 m91.765 ft|
|Length||22.76 m74.672 ft|
|Height||8.20 m26.903 ft|
|Powerplant||2 x Allison 501 D13D/H turboprop engines.|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving CVLT
- CVLT, en-route, Kapiti Coast New Zealand, 2003 (WX LOC) (On 3 October 2003, a Convair 580 on a scheduled night freight flight from Christchurch to Palmerston North, was observed on radar to enter a tightening left turn and disappear while descending through an area of severe icing. The aircraft impacted the sea vertically and at high speed.)