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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 24 août 2008
Heure:ca 09:41
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Compagnie:Aéreo Ruta Maya
Immatriculation: TG-JCS
Numéro de série: 208-00327
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 9 / à bord: 12
Total:victimes: 11 / à bord: 14
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de La Puente, Cabañas, Zacapa (   Guatémala)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter International
Aéroport de départ:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatémala
Aéroport de destination:El Estor Airport, Guatémala
Détails:
A Cessna 208 Caravan I operated by Aéreo Ruta Maya was destroyed in an accident near Cabañas, Zacapa, Guatemala. Three of the fourteen occupants survived the accident.
The airplane had taken off from Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA) at 09:23 and was heading for El Estor. Some 18 minutes into the flight the pilot declared an emergency, stating they were 38 miles from La Aurora. The airplane could not maintain altitude and impacted terrain during an attempted forced landing. A post impact fire broke out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE (translated from Spanish):
The sudden engine failure during flight, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing, the aircraft impacting unsuitable terrain at a descent angle. The engine power loss was caused by the fracture of more than one compressor turbine blade, the impact of the blades in the inner parts general causing damage on the internal mechanism of the turbine station. The gas generator was rotating at low speed with the propeller feathered on the first impact with the ground.
The high concentration of fire in the compressor section and in the combustion chamber, possibly indicate that several attempts were made on the engine to cause the compressor to continue working after losing the blades.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: SVIA Guatemala
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: SVIA-12-2008
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Ocho muertos en accidente aéreo en Zacapa (Prensa Libre, 24-8-2008)


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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 Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport et El Estor Airport est de 161 km (101 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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