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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197079
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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Date:01-AUG-2017
Time:09:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: TG-JCM
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rubelsanto, Chisec airport, Alta Verapaz -   Guatemala
Phase: Take off
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Chisec airport (MGCS)
Destination airport:La Aurora International Airport (MGGT)
Narrative:
A Piper PA-34 crashed in a wooded area following an engine failure during take-off.
There was a post impact fire.
Pilot and copilot were severly burned and injured. A Piper PA-34 crashed in a wooded area following an engine failure during take-off.
The above is QUESTIONABLE. Review the video. Both engines operating and appeared to be producing full and synced power. Aircraft appears to be heavy and video shows NO FLAPS, REPEAT, NO FLAPS deployed!
Flaps are not required for takeoff in this type.
It appears that the aircraft might have been loaded with a aft center of gravity issue.
The rotation was smooth, but as soon as airborne the aircraft was overly sensitive in pitch and a couple of ham fisted inputs by the pilot caused the aircraft to pitch up excessively and simply stalled the plane.

Sources:

Twitter.
http://www.prensalibre.com/guatemala/sucesos/avioneta-se-accidenta-en-chisec
https://gt.transdoc.com/articulos/Noticias-Nacionales/ltima-Hora-Aeronutica-Civil-reporta-accidente-aereo/65285
https://elperiodico.com.gt/nacion/2017/08/01/avioneta-se-accidenta-e-incendia-en-pista-de-rubelsanto-chisec-dos-tripulantes-con-quemaduras-y-heridas/
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2017 18:38 harro Added
01-Aug-2017 20:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code]
01-Aug-2017 20:44 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Aug-2017 21:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Aug-2017 05:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Aug-2017 05:28 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
04-Aug-2017 05:56 eaviator Updated [Narrative]
15-Apr-2018 07:31 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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