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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203326
Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Date:23-DEC-2017
Time:17:33 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S JT-A (Continental CD-135 diesel)
Owner/operator:Razac International Trade
Registration: PR-PTS
C/n / msn: 172S12057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:East of Providenciales International Airport (MBPV), Providenciales -   Turks and Caicos Islands
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Providenciales International Airport (PLS/MBPV)
Destination airport:Jundiaí-Comte. Rolim Adolfo Amaro–Jundiaí State Airport, SP (SBJD)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Following a loss of engine power, the aircraft impacted the terrain shortly after takeoff from Providenciales International Airport (MBPV), Providenciales. The airplane was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and the two occupants onboard were fatally injured. It was a delivery flight, departed from Independence/Kansas (KIDP) to final destination Jundiai (SBJD) Brazil, brand new diesel Skyhawk 172S. The registration was a reservation. Both occupants were brazilians pilots.


Conclusion
This aircraft suffered a power loss just after takeoff, which was confirmed by the recorded engine data. This power loss was consistent with a significant leak in the engine air induction system, which could have been caused by either the detachment of an induction hose or the failure of one of the induction hoses. The pilot’s request to return shows that he was attempting to position the aircraft for a landing at the airport, but he then lost control in the turn. The aircraft bank increased, it is likely the lower wing stalled and the aircraft then descended rapidly into the ground. The pilot and passenger were almost certainly killed in the impact with the ground, not in the subsequent fire.
The loss of power was significant, but not complete, and the power available was sufficient to allow the aircraft to be flown level and to complete gentle turns. ATSB research shows that a partial and insidious loss of power may be more challenging for effective decision making than a full loss of power. In this instance, it is likely that a controlled forced landing into the shallow water ahead would have resulted in the probable loss of the aircraft but it is unlikely that it would have had fatal consequences.

Sources:

http://bahamaspress.com/2017/12/23/plane-crash-in-provo-tci/
http://magneticmediatv.com/2017/12/small-plane-crashes-near-smithco-on-providenciales-tci/
https://www.aviacaosemnocao.com/2017/12/23/aeronave-de-nacionalidade-brasileira-cai-nas-ilhas-turcas-e-caicos-2-pessoas-faleceram/
http://magneticmediatv.com/2017/12/small-plane-crashes-near-smithco-on-providenciales-tci/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2017 03:50 Geno Added
24-Dec-2017 08:22 Dmitriy Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
24-Dec-2017 09:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
24-Dec-2017 09:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Destination airport, Embed code]
24-Dec-2017 09:32 Captain Adam Updated [Source]
24-Dec-2017 14:52 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Dec-2017 15:03 manoel Updated [Destination airport, Photo, ]
24-Dec-2017 15:03 manoel Updated [Nature, Narrative]
24-Dec-2017 15:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
24-Dec-2017 17:07 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Dec-2017 20:24 manoel Updated [Destination airport]
25-Dec-2017 07:45 manoel Updated [Narrative]
25-Dec-2017 14:36 Black Typhoon Updated [Operator]
27-Dec-2017 07:58 mgautier Updated [Narrative]
30-Dec-2017 17:31 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
30-Dec-2017 17:32 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
30-Dec-2017 17:32 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
14-Feb-2019 19:37 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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