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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45120
Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Date:09-AUG-2003
Time:10:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 185F
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: HK-1661P
C/n / msn: 185-02124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Prto. Echeverry -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Quibdo
Destination airport:Pizarro
Investigating agency: Aerocivil
Narrative:
On August 9, 2003, approximately 1600 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Cessna 185F single-engine airplane, Colombian registration HK-1661P, was destroyed upon ditching into the Dubasa River after a reported total loss of engine power, near Puerto Echeverry, Departamento del Choco, in the Republic of Colombia. The commercial licensed pilot and one of the occupants drown after the evacuation, three received minor injuries. The airplane, serial number 185-02124, was owned and operated by private individuals. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the cross-country flight. The flight originated from Quibdo approximately 1005, with Pizarro as its intended destination. The wreckage of the airplane was found near Puerto Echeverry.

PROBABLE CAUSE
POWER PLANT FAILURE
The present investigation is declared undetermined, because the failure reported by the pilot and subsequent engine shutdown, and because the place where he landed the aircraft did not allow a rescue in a timely manner to establish the true causes of this emergency, due to the topographical conditions in which the aircraft was submerged and for public order issues to rescue the engine of the same.

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20030811X01302&key=1
http://www.aerocivil.gov.co/autoridad-de-la-aviacion-civil/investigacion/Histricos%20Accidentes/HK-1661P.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
25-Nov-2019 19:10 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Narrative]
26-May-2020 07:48 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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