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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191567
Last updated: 18 February 2021
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Date:23-NOV-2016
Time:c. 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S2R-T34 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:Thrush Aircraft
Registration: N5532G
C/n / msn: T34-447
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Los Libertadores -   Chile
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:SCEL
Destination airport:SAAR
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Narrative:
An Ayres S2R-T34 Turbo Thrush aircraft was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Los Libertadores in Chile. The pilot died in the accident.
The aircraft was being ferried to Argentina.

Cause:
Loss of control when the pilot performed a steep turn at low altitude, exceeding the aerodynamic capabilities of the aircraft.
Contributing factors:
- Continuing VFR flight in IMC.
- Late decision by the pilot to turn back when encountering limited visibility conditions.

Sources:

http://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/pais/policial/accidentes-aereos/avioneta-cayo-en-cercanias-de-paso-los-libertadores/2016-11-23/124827.html
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N5532G/history/20161118/1310Z/KSPG/MSSS

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2016 17:43 harro Added
24-Nov-2016 07:28 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code]
23-Mar-2018 12:59 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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