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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138049
Last updated: 18 June 2018
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Time:12:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Owner/operator:Transportes Aéreos Araucanía Ltda
Registration: CC-CTT
C/n / msn: 30-490
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lotino cemetery, Patagual Culcura, Lota, Region del Biobio -   Chile
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Carriel Sur International Airport, Concepción, Bíobío Region,(CCP/SCIE
Destination airport:Carriel Sur International Airport, Concepción, Bíobío Region,(CCP/SCIE
On August 20, 2011, at 16:50 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) (=12:50 Local time), a Piper PA-30, Chilean registration CC-CTT, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain, after its right wing separated in-flight while maneuvering, over Lota, Region del Bio Bio, Chile. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that was conducting aerial photography under Chilean flight regulations.

According to a rough translation into English of a contemporary press report (see link #6 for the original text):

"Two people killed after plane crash in Lota

The deceased were the pilot of the plane identified as Gutemberg Novoa, and his companion, Edgardo Troncoso.

August 20, 2011 | 16:15 | UPI R. Acuña,

CONCEPCIÓN.- The death toll from the plane crash on Saturday afternoon in Lota, Biobío Region increased to two . For reasons that are to be investigated, a Cessna plane landed in the sector of La Paloma, causing the death of the pilot, identified as Gutemberg Novoa, and his companion, Edgardo Troncoso. It is presumed that the aircraft suffered a malfunction when flying over the vicinity of the lotino cemetery, on the Patagual Route. Witness reports indicate that the Cessna aircraft disintegrated after it lost a wing and fell into a forest. The Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) reported that at approximately 1:00 pm today, the Twin Comanche aircraft, PA-30, registration CC-CTT belonging to Transportes Aéreos Araucanía, suffered an accident on the Patagual Culcura route, On the outskirts of Lota. Towards the scene of the accident was the Public Prosecutor of Coronel, who will be in charge of the judicial investigation, and specialized personnel of the DGAC who will carry out the administrative investigation."


1. NTSB Identification: ERA11WA470 at
3. (photo, credit: Daniel Silva)

Revision history:

21-Aug-2011 00:36 avtat Added
21-Aug-2011 00:37 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Aug-2011 01:22 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2011 01:23 RobertMB Updated [Source]
13-Apr-2017 21:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Apr-2017 21:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Apr-2017 21:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time]
13-Apr-2017 21:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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