ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87489
Last updated: 28 July 2014
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Date:10-JAN-2011
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR20 GTS
Owner/operator:Thomas G. Russel (rgd. owner & pilot)
Registration: N431SR
C/n / msn: 1754
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Santiago Atitlán, Solalá -   Guatemala
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Monterrico
Destination airport:Santiago Atitlán
Narrative:
Aircraft on approach to remote runway radioed his intention to land, aircraft was advised to wait until runway was cleared - there was a vehicle on the landing stripl - the pilot didn't understand and continued approach. He then attempted to abort the landing, losing control of the aircraft he crashed colliding with a tree. The 72 year old pilot(owner) was rushed to a hospital but died. His passenger a female instructor aged 29 was not seriously injured. Aircraft was spotted at Brown Field (San Diego CA) on Jan 4/11.

Sources:
http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/Estadounidense-accidentarse-avioneta-Santiago-Atitlan_0_406159572.html
http://www.thekathrynreport.com/2011/01/cirrus-sr20-gts-n431sr-2-americans.html
http://flightaware.com/photos/view/258491-0ecf56722a7d185616d93c815620381733c29e51%3bsize=xga/aircrafttype/SR20


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2011 02:43 TB Added
11-Jan-2011 02:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
11-Jan-2011 03:10 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
11-Jan-2011 08:19 98.64.109.132 Updated [Narrative]
11-Jan-2011 11:32 bizjets101 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2011 03:20 sdbeach Updated [Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
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