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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146698
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:12:12 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B
Owner/operator:Dárdano Aeroservicios
Registration: YS-125PE
MSN: 30-1571
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cato Zone El Pepeto 3, Soyapango -   El Salvador
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Ilopango International Airport, San Salvador (ILS/MSSS)
Destination airport:Ilopango International Airport, San Salvador (ILS/MSSS)
Investigating agency: AAC El Salvador
The aircraft, a Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B, YS-125 PE, fell into a riverbed canyon in Soyapango, San Salvador, shortly after takeoff. The aircraft was being used fir "touch and go" take offs and ladings at Ilopango International Airport, San Salvador. The aircraft was destroyed, and the three occupants on board were fatally injured. According to a rough translation into English of the official El Salvador Air Accident report:

"The Piper Twin Comanche PA-30 accident with YS-125PE registration occurred on July 11, 2012, which during a flight of instruction was precipitated to earth Seconds after taking off from Ilopango International Airport (MSSS). The pilot instructor of the aircraft along with 2 other students, died at the scene of the accident.

According to witness reports, the aircraft began to take off and shortly after the Rotation, lost one of its engines. Immediately after losing your first Engine, the other engine failed and the pilot made an attempt to get back on track. Finally the pilot lost control of the airplane and came to rest in a system of sewerage. Three of the aircraft's occupants were killed in the accident.

The remains of the aircraft were in a creek in the Cato Zone El Pepeto 3, in the Municipality of Soyapango. It was the collaboration of the Air Force of El Salvador in the work of search and rescue, and in the extraction of the remains of the fuselage, which were in custody of the AAC in Hangar 5 of the Air Force.

Based on the information obtained during the research process, the aircraft was in a upholstery workshop for several weeks before his fatal destiny. The Aircraft crashed during its first flight of instruction, immediately after his refurnishment work. Although Dárdano aeroservicios notes that Aircraft was checked before departure, there is no documentation available to verify this and there is no annotation in the log of Maintenance of the aircraft.

According to the procedure manual and the Specifications and Limitations (Ops Specs) of the certificate of Operation of Dárdano aeroservicios in force in the AAC of El Salvador, the school had only one authorization for instruction of Single-engine flights, the day of the accident. The multi-engine authorization was not Granted until December 12, 2012, 6 months after the mishap."



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAC El Salvador
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

11-Jul-2012 22:02 Tropicalviking Added
11-Jul-2012 22:03 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
12-Jul-2012 09:22 Geno Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Jul-2012 01:15 Tropicalviking Updated [Source]
06-Jul-2015 19:55 harro Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2017 21:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2017 21:10 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]
14-Apr-2017 21:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
14-Apr-2017 21:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
29-Sep-2017 07:59 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2020 07:35 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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