Accident Cessna A188B HK-1997, 01 Jul 2020
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237601
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna A188B
Registration: HK-1997
MSN: C18803007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fundación -   Colombia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:La Palestina
Destination airport:La Palestina
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On July 1, 2020 the company SAFUCO Ltda. programmed the aircraft Cessna A188B registration HK-1997 to perform two spraying flights of 120 gallons of chemical product on a rice crop, located in the Venecia farm. The aircraft took off from La Palestina runway (ODA), at 10:08 HL and headed towards the lot located approximately 5 minutes flight time from the aforementioned point of origin. After 8 minutes of flight, according to the Pilot's statements, at the moment in which he was about to descend to start spraying the lot, a gust of wind coming from the west caused a loss of altitude. The pilot released the chemical product and proceeded to make an emergency landing in a field.
He landed in a controlled manner. Once on the ground, the unevenness of the terrain caused damage to the aircraft.


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

Revision history:

02-Jul-2020 15:20 gerard57 Added
03-Mar-2021 21:41 rudy Updated
09-Mar-2021 18:43 harro Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
07-May-2021 17:44 rudy Updated [Category]
14-Sep-2022 12:37 harro Updated [Accident report]

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