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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44975
Last updated: 22 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Owner/operator:AeroClub Pastaza
Registration: HC-BAS
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shiona -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Pastaza
Destination airport:Shiona
On December 23, 2003, at 1642 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Cessna 172, Ecuadorian registration HC-BAS, was destroyed upon collision with terrain during an attempted go-around near Shiona, Province of Pastaza, in the Republic of Ecuador. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 172-65086, was owned and operated by AeroClub Pastaza. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the on-demand air taxi flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The cargo flight originated from Shell Mera Airport, in the Province of Pastaza, approximately 30 minutes prior to the accident, with the Shiona Airport as the flight's destination.

Local authorities reported that the airplane impacted rising terrain in the vicinity of the destination airport while attempting a go-around. The airplane was reported to be carrying 231 kilos of cargo.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Ecuador. Additional information may be obtained from:

Republic of Ecuador
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Edificio "DAC"
Buenos Aires 149 y 10 de Agosto
P.O. Box 2077
Quito, Ecuador

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of Ecuador.



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