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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191973
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:11-DEC-2016
Time:07:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Centro de Adiestramiento Aéreo Avanzado (CAAA)
Registration: YS-332-PE
MSN: 38-78A0663
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ingenio La Cabana, El Paisnal -   El Salvador
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS)
Destination airport:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS)
Investigating agency: AAC El Salvador
Narrative:
The trainer plane crashed. Both instructor and trainee pilot died in the crash of the plane.


Probable cause:
An inadequate and pronounced left turn of the aircraft in an attempt to re-enter the descent path to La Cabaña runway while flying at low speed, which caused the aircraft (due to its aerodynamic characteristics) to enter a lateral stall and spin. According to the POH of the PA38-112, these types of turns should only be performed at a minimum altitude of 4000 feet above the ground, which allows a margin of safety to recover the aircraft from the spiral. The crew of the YS-332PE aircraft, on the day of the accident, performed this maneuver at an altitude of approximately 500 feet above the ground, according to radar video traces and eyewitness accounts.

Sources:

http://www.elsalvadortimes.com/articulo/sucesos/avioneta-estrella-cerca-ingenio-cabana-paisnal/20161211110623012841.html
http://elmundo.sv/se-conoce-identidad-de-victimas-de-accidente-de-avioneta-en-el-paisnal/

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


Images:


Photo Alec Wilson (CC:by-sa)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2016 07:15 gerard57 Added
12-Dec-2016 07:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Photo, ]
02-Jan-2017 14:40 Anon. Updated [Cn]
22-Apr-2020 07:27 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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