Accident Cessna 172P Skyhawk HP-1124FT, 14 Dec 2019
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231396
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172P Skyhawk
Owner/operator:MAG Flight Training
Registration: HP-1124FT
MSN: 17275811
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC/MPMG -   Panama
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC/MPMG)
Destination airport:Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC/MPMG)
Investigating agency: OFINVAA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 172P Skyhawk impacted airport terrain during a takeoff attempt from Panama City Albrook-Marcos A. Gelabert International Airport (PAC/MPMG), Panama City, Panama.
The airplane was partially consumed by the post impact fire and both occupants escaped unhurt.

The cause of the accident of the HP-1124 FT aircraft was the impact of the left wing with the runway pavement, which went out to the left side losing the nose gear and then started to catch fire due to the combustion of the three elements that produce a fire destroying the front part of the aircraft.

This accident was due to a chain of events:
1) The rupture of the turn buckle adjusters of the elevator cables subjected to over tension stress.
2) Inadequate maintenance carried out without traceability.
3) Failure to properly program the replacement of the unit in a certified and authorized workshop for this type of component.
4) Unauthorized scheduling of a line maintenance technician with respect to certified shop maintenance.
5) The infrequency of establishing in the aircraft flight log the discrepancies detected by the crew members either in flight or on the ground.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: OFINVAA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-Dec-2019 09:44 Captain Adam Added
15-Dec-2019 10:23 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Dec-2019 10:32 RobertMB Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2023 15:21 harro Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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