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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45431
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:09-SEP-2002
Time:10:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310R
Owner/operator:private
Registration: TG-WOT
MSN: 310R-0255
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near San Salvador -   El Salvador
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:La Aurora (GTA/MGGT) (09:30)
Destination airport:Ilopango (MSSS)
Narrative:
On September 9, 2002, at 1020 central daylight time, a Cessna 310R twin-engine airplane, Guatemalan registration TG-WOT, was destroyed upon impact with terrain while on approach to the Ilopango International Airport, near San Salvador, in the Republic of El Salvador. The commercial pilot and his 4 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 310R-0255, was owned and operated by a private individual in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the executive flight for which an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Aurora International Airport, in Guatemala City, at approximately 09:30, with the Ilopango International Airport as its intended destination.

The authorities reported that at 10:16, approximately 4 minutes before the accident, the pilot of TG-WOT reported to approach control that he was 12 miles out and descending out of 4,000 feet. The wreckage of the airplane was located on the slopes of the El Salvador volcano, just below the 4,000 foot level. The mountains were reported as obscured at the time of the accident.

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20020918X05174&key=1
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20041130X01882&key=1
http://archivo.elsalvador.com/noticias/2002/9/10/nacional/nacio26.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
20-Oct-2015 15:27 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2016 21:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2017 08:00 TB Updated [Operator, Location]
29-Sep-2017 08:02 TB Updated [Source]

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