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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174391
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-802
Registration: N1531S
MSN: 802-0002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Los Angeles -   Chile
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Talca
Destination airport:Aeródromo María Dolores, Los Ángeles
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
On January 27, 2004, about 1847 Atlantic daylight time, an Air Tractor, AT-802, N1531S, registered to AG Aviation Ltd. and operated by Forestair, lost engine power and crashed during a force landing in Los Angeles, Chile. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane incurred substantial damage; the commercial-rated pilot was reported to have no injuries. The flight originated from the Talca airfield in Chile, at an unspecified time earlier that day.

Information giving by the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil of Chile states that the pilot reported the chip-detector light came on while at 1,500 feet and about 10 seconds later the engine lost power. The pilot performed a forced landing in a area of heavy shrubbery.

Probable Cause of Accident
The probable cause of the accident would have been the stoppage of the engine in flight caused by the interruption of the flow of fuel, when the fuel control unit (FCU) ceased to function, due to which the pilot of the aircraft had to make a forced landing.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGAC Chile
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Mar-2015 20:33 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-May-2020 11:50 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2020 11:51 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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