Accident Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C HC-AKG,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 279303
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Date:Wednesday 15 June 2022
Time:c. 18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C
Registration: HC-AKG
MSN: 27-2926
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pilaló, Cotopaxi -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pastaza-Shell Mera Airport (PTZ/SESM)
Destination airport:Quevedo-Don Roque Airfield (SERQ)
Investigating agency: DGAC Ecuador
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Piper PA-23-250 Aztec C, HC-AKG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Pilaló, Ecuador.
The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured.

Preliminary information provided from a video captured by the passenger suggests the aircraft was flown at high altitude over high terrain. The instruments shown in the video showed the following: low oil pressure, high engine rpm and low manifold pressure.

The aircraft came down in mountainous terrain in Tungurahua, Ecuador. The elevation of the accident site was around 4000-5000m (~1600 feet). The airplane came to the rest upright and was intact, the nose section exhibited heavy impact damage, both wings remained attached to the fuselage but were impact damaged, the empennage remained and intact and was not damaged. The accident sequence is consistent with an attempted forced/hard landing.

Both occupants were not wearing their respective seatbelt/safety equipment and were fatally injured during the accident sequence.



Revision history:

17-Jun-2022 05:46 gerard57 Added
17-Jun-2022 07:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source]
17-Jun-2022 07:27 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
17-Jun-2022 08:34 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Jun-2022 23:36 Captain Adam Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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