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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74837
Last updated: 14 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22
Registration: LV-GYF
C/n / msn: 22-7568
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Santa Rosa del Rio 1, CD -   Argentina
Phase: En route
Departure airport:AD Jesus Maria
Destination airport:AD Arroyito/Arcor
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
The pilot was on the second stage of a cross-country flight that started in AD Jesus Maria, from AD Arroyito/Arcor, with final destination the starting AD (Jesus Marina). To perform this stretch of flight, put in using the aircraft up tank fuel left, addressed the RWY 01, made the test engine and took off.
Within ten minutes of flight, height approximately 1,000 feet and flight level, the engine stopped unexpectedly; the pilot tried to put up: he changed the position of the selector fuel tank and verified "Mix and power" without achieving the
In view of this, it made two turns of 090 degrees trying to locate a field for a forced landing. In the first repaired, had loose animals. A second shift started another field strewn with thistles, who was elected for the attempt.
He made the first touch with a speed approximately 80 mph, and toured then 110 m on the ground. In the last part of this journey, trying turn since they are already near the end field, the aircraft banked to the right its longitudinal axis, touched the Right field and Capoto plane.
The pilot, unhurt, got rid of the safety harnesses and could leave the cab, then going to stay next, where he managed mobility return to the city of Cordoba.

The accident happened during the day, evening and weather conditions do not influenced the event.

Probable cause:
During a sightseeing flight, emergency landing in an unprepared field and hood of the aircraft, due to engine shutdown, due to lack of fuel.
Contributing Factors:
- Failure to perform pre-flight inspection.
- Defective left fuel tank cap closure.
- Loss of fuel in flight.
- Excessive landing speed.
- Pilot with poor flight experience and training.
- Poor landing planning with engine stopped.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Mar-2015 02:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
16-Aug-2020 16:24 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
16-Aug-2020 16:25 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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