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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220395
Last updated: 23 August 2019
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Date:26-OCT-1984
Time:22:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: TG-KIG
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Aprox. 1 mile north of Palín, Escuintla, near Agua volcano -   Guatemala
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:MGSJ (Likín)
Destination airport:MGGT
Narrative:
We were flying over Santa Elena Barillas, east side of Pacaya volcano, when we found CB and a lightning storm. The pilot decided to fly westbound in order to find better conditons in Palín canyon. Due to a strong north wind, the air was very clear in Palín area. When we were climbing to a safer altitude to continue our approach to La Aurora international airport, a total engine failure happened. The pilot made the emergency procedure to restart engine without success, so he decided to land on a field near Agua volcano. When he noticed that the aircraft could not reach the field after a step right turn, he decided to retract flaps so he could extend the glide and fly a longer distance. Nevertheless, the plane touched the ground some meters before over the bushes. All four occupants survived without injuries.

Sources:

The pilot on command and one of the occupants (2019).


Images:


Photograps taken on october 28 (sunday), two days after the incident. We have photographs owner permission (one of the occupants of the plane).



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2019 12:33 Sisifo Added
01-Jan-2019 12:50 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Jan-2019 17:27 Anon. Updated [Location]
17-Feb-2019 07:30 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
17-Feb-2019 17:34 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Feb-2019 16:52 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-May-2019 15:40 Sisifo Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Photo]
21-May-2019 16:44 Sisifo Updated [Photo]
21-May-2019 16:44 Sisifo Updated [Photo]
23-May-2019 14:43 Sisifo Updated [Narrative]
23-May-2019 14:46 Sisifo Updated [Narrative]

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