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CVLT
Name 580
Manufacturer CONVAIR
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

CANADAIR CV-580
CANADAIR Cosmopolitan
CANADAIR CC-109 Cosmopolitan
CANADAIR CL-66
CONVAIR C-131H
CONVAIR CV-640
CONVAIR CV-580
CONVAIR CV-600
KELOWNA CV-5800


CONVAIR 580

CONVAIR 580

Image source: IANS

Description

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.

General

Aircraft name 580
ICAO code/WTC CVLT / M
Manufacturer CONVAIR
Type code/APC L2T /

Technical Data

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.
Engine model


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.)
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