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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248037
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Time:08:37 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Registration: N95207
MSN: 28-25842
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Changallo, Ilopango -   El Salvador
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS)
Destination airport:Barillas Airport (MSBS)
Investigating agency: AAC El Salvador
The aircraft took off from runway 33 of the Ilopango International Airport, El Salvador at 08:37 local time, bound for Barillas Airport.
After takeoff the pilot reported returning to the airport to land. While in a turn the aircraft impacted with the branches of a tree and fell on rough terrain in the place known as Changallo, Ilopango, San Salvador.

Probable causes.
Overweight in the aircraft, the aircraft engine was not operating in optimal conditions and wind gusts on the day of the accident.
Contributing Factors
Among some of the contributing factors that possibly affected the aircraft's climb were the following:
-Aircraft weight and balance, the aircraft with four people was very limited for operation according to the aircraft flight manual.
-The power of the 150 Hp engine was limited for operation with four people, the aircraft being very heavy and for the 2,000 feet elevation at the Ilopango airport, the engine power is reduced.
-The engine had several problems that had not been adequately corrected, which affected engine power.
-The strong gusts of wind at Ilopango airport at the time of takeoff and at the site of the accident.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAC El Salvador
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

20-Feb-2021 17:35 gerard57 Added
20-Feb-2021 18:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
20-Feb-2021 18:02 harro Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Feb-2021 18:12 RobertMB Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Nov-2021 20:01 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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