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Accident
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 26 août 2000
Heure:12:10
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Opérant pour:Servicios Aéreos Nacionales - SANSA
Loué à :AeroPerlas
Immatriculation: HP-1357APP
Numéro de série: 208B-0709
Année de Fabrication: 1998
Heures de vol:792
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Arenal Volcano (   Costa Rica)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 1450 m (4757 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Fortuna Airport (FON/MRAN), Costa Rica
Aéroport de destination:Tamarindo Airport (TNO/MRTM), Costa Rica
Numéro de vol:1644
Détails:
The Cessna Caravan took off from San Juan at 11:38, for a flight to Tamarindo (TNO). An intermediate stop at La Fortuna was made at 11:55 to drop off a Japanese tourist. The flight left La Fortuna again at 12:05 for a 35-minute flight to Tamarindo. The aircraft collided with the active 5380 feet (1650 m) high Arenal volcano, at around 656 feet (200 m) below the crater.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Spanish):
The Unidad de Investigación de Accidentes Aéreos (UIA), determined that the probable cause was the pilot's unsafe flying and failure to maintain adequate separation (vertical and horizontal) with mountainous terrain and not remain in VMC. Moreover, lack of timely corrective action by the flight crew allowed the aircraft to fly in a controlled manner and unnoticed into the ground.

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
1. Loss of situational awareness and attention from the crew.
2. Inadequate monitoring and enforcement by the pilot not flying.
3. Lack of application or adherence to standard operating procedures established by SANSA.
4. Using flight procedures not written or approved.
5. Lack of culture regarding operational safety.

Sources:
» Boletín Informativo 2000 / DGAC, Unidad de Investigación de Accidentes
» Video of the crash scene


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Fortuna Airport et Tamarindo Airport est de 139 km (87 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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