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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204178
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Date:10-JAN-2018
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic W201 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Weatherly 620A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: LV-ZRI
C/n / msn: 1533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Colonia San José, San Javier, SF -   Argentina
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Colonia San José Airfield
Destination airport:Colonia San José Airfield
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Narrative:
A Weatherly 620A, took off from the Colonia San José airfield at 13:56, on an aerial application flight.
At an altitude of 25 meters, after a few minutes of flight, the engine power oscillated for about one minute. Moments later the engine stopped, a situation that led the pilot to make a controlled emergency landing on the banks of the San Javier River. The aircraft traveled 19 meters, flipped over and stopped on a 40° heading.
The accident occurred during the day and in good weather conditions.

Conclusions regarding factors related to the accident
- The pilot made an emergency landing due to engine failure.
- During the resolution of the emergency, the rapid load dump system was not activated.
- The aircraft was not airworthy at the time of the accident, as its engine exceeded the overhaul time by 98 hours.
- The engine was affected by an internal structural failure, the origin of which could not be verified due to the degree of destruction of the internal parts.


Sources:

http://www.conclusion.com.ar/la-region/una-avioneta-fumigadora-aterrizo-de-emergencia-y-el-piloto-fue-internado/01/2018/
https://diariolaopinion.com.ar/noticia/208251/se-estrello-una-avioneta-cerca-de-san-javier
https://jiaac.gob.ar/files/2599541-18.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Photo: Junta de Investigación de Accidentes de Aviación Civil

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2018 15:38 gerard57 Added
12-Jan-2018 15:08 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage]
18-Jan-2018 19:48 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Phase, Source]
23-Jan-2018 11:39 Anon. Updated [Cn]
23-Dec-2019 17:39 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
24-Dec-2019 20:38 harro Updated [Destination airport, Accident report, ]

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