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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200295
Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper J-3C-65 Cub
Registration: CX-AEM
MSN: 9062
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Playa Pascual -   Uruguay
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: DINACIA Uruguay
The aircraft with a pilot and a passenger was making a recreational flight on the coast line over Costas del Tigre, Department of San José, Uruguay.
The aircraft took off from the beach towards Montevideo, made a right-hand turn and when it leveled out, it could not maintain the flight, falling into the waters of the Río de la Plata.
The two people managed to evacuate the aircraft.

Endemic causes
Not knowing the weight of the aircraft or the location of the center of gravity.
Using an area of operation, with a number of factors adverse to normal performance of a general aviation aircraft.
Not maintaining the "runway course", achieving increased speed and achieving an adequate climb rate and then starting to turn.
Underestimating weather conditions in planning, even if they are minimal.
Not following the recommendations given by the aircraft manufacturer.
3.3 Latent Causes
Lack of perception of improper procedures.
3.4 Probable cause
Complacency that the aircraft flies in any condition and an excess of confidence in the skills acquired through experience.

Sources: first del.01jan1942.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DINACIA Uruguay
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Oct-2017 09:46 gerard57 Added
09-Oct-2017 09:56 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
10-Oct-2017 06:18 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
10-Oct-2017 06:57 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2017 08:32 gianniprof Updated [Source]
29-Dec-2017 20:30 jjgonzalezt Updated [Narrative]
11-Aug-2019 13:41 A.J.Scholten Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]
16-Aug-2020 13:19 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2020 13:22 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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