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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58851
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:28-FEB-2009
Time:c 15:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Aeroclub de Pastaza
Registration: HC-BFQ
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Cordillera Castaņas , Pastaza state -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Rio Amazonas (SESM)
Destination airport:Liquino
Narrative:
The aircraft was found crashed into one of the elevations of the Cordillera Castaņas at 3214 feet altitude.
The Board of Inquiry determines that this event is a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain), as probable cause is the pilot's decision to continue the flight under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) when the weather conditions prevailing in the area of the accident required the implementation of the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)

Sources:

http://www.elcomercio.com/noticiaEC.asp?id_noticia=260375&id_seccion=4
http://www.univision.com/contentroot/wirefeeds/50noticias/7898765.html
http://www.eltiempo.com.ec/noticias-cuenca/11231-sepultan-a-piloto-fallecido-en-pastaza/
http://www.dgac.gov.ec/Espa%C3%B1ol/Seguridad%20de%20Vuelos/09%20CESSNA%20C-172N.pdf
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20090302X33132&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2009 04:20 Dmitriy Added
03-Mar-2009 11:24 Anon. Updated
21-Dec-2009 10:19 harro Updated

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