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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227753
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C77R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG
Owner/operator:Red Wing Aviation
Registration: OB-1332
C/n / msn: 177RG1024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:36nm from Pucallpa -   Peru
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Contamana Airport (SPCM)
Destination airport:Pucallpa-Cap. FAP David A. Abensur Rengifo Airport (PCL/SPCL)
Investigating agency: CIAA Peru
A Cessna 177RG Cardinal, registration OB-1332, took off from Contamana Airfield at 10:32 local time. At a distance of 42 nautical miles from the Pucallpa Airport, the engine began to lose power and simultaneously a strong vibration and loss of oil pressure was felt. Immediately the pilot declared an emergency with the control tower of Pucallpa. The pilot tried to restart the engine with negative results, so he looked for a place to land, choosing a beach on the Ucayali River and due to the irregular characteristics of the area, he decided not to lower the landing gear to prevent the aircraft from flipping over. The emergency landing was made, and the aircraft suffered slight impacts against the sand until it finally stopped; the pilot and passengers immediately proceeded to evacuate the aircraft without suffering any significant injuries.
The present investigation determined that the cause of the accident was originated by the loss of power and non-commanded shutdown of the engine due to the fracture of the engine crankshaft.

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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA Peru
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

31-Jul-2019 05:36 gerard57 Added
31-Jul-2019 07:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
08-Aug-2019 18:07 wilda Updated [Cn, Source]
17-Sep-2020 10:06 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, Accident report, ]
17-Sep-2020 10:08 harro Updated [Damage, Accident report, ]

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