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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220395
Last updated: 18 November 2020
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Time:22:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
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
Departure airport:MGSJ (Likín)
Destination airport:MGGT
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.


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


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:

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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