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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140177
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Time:20:48 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TU206G Turbo Stationair 6 II
Owner/operator:Palmas del Espino S.A.
Registration: OB-1299
C/n / msn: U20606079
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mountainous terrain west of Cerro Escalera -   Peru
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:SPPH
Destination airport:SPST
Investigating agency: CIAA Peru
The aircraft, a Cessna TU206G, OB-1299, disappeared off radar after being instructed to hold west of Cerro Escalera and impacted mountainous terrain at about 4250 MSL approximately 7 miles east of Tarapoto, Peru.

All four occuapnts were killed in the accident.

The Aviation Accident Investigation Commission of the Ministry of Transport and Communications determines the probable cause(s) of the accident as follows:
Probable loss of situational awareness of the pilot, not having the conditions of VFR flight, due to bad weather conditions in the area, which generated a Controlled Flight Against the Ground (CFIT).
a. Do not suspend VFR operations at the Tarapoto Airport by Control Tower personnel, as they are under the minimum weather conditions allowed on the day of the accident, between 20:00 and 21:56 UTC.
b. Not being established to carry out "Dispatch" actions by qualified personnel at the Shanusi airfield, to prevent risks in VFR operations, taking into account the sudden weather changes that occurred on the route and in the Tarapoto area.
C. The carrier's flight routes duly authorised by the DGCA, taking into account the restrictions contained in Parts 91.135 'minimum altitudes' and 91.155 'weather minimums for VFR flights' are not indicated in the Basic Operations Manual 'MBO'.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA Peru
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Dec-2011 23:54 harro Added
01-Dec-2011 23:58 harro Updated [Date]
02-Dec-2011 02:08 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Dec-2011 03:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative]
03-Dec-2011 05:23 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
23-Dec-2011 03:03 Anon. Updated [Cn]
22-Jan-2012 19:43 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 15:29 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2020 15:30 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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