NTSB Identification: FTW98WA043
Accident occurred Monday, November 03, 1997 in GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-180, registration: N5071P
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 3, 1997, at approximately 1100 central standard time, a Piper PA-24-180 single engine airplane, N5071P, was substantially damaged following a loss of engine power near Guatemala City, Guatemala. The commercial pilot and his passenger, both U.S. nationals, were not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Living Water Teaching Inc., of Caddo Mills, Texas, under Title 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the business flight which originated at Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, at approximately 1030, with the Aeropuerto International La Aurora, in Guatemala City as its intended destination.

The operator reported that the purpose of the flight was to have the airplane and records evaluated by Guatemalan Civil Aeronautics authorities to obtain a permanent permit for the airplane to continue to operate within Guatemala. The pilot reported that the engine loss power without warning as the airplane approached the La Aurora International Airport. The right wing of the airplane incurred structural damage during the ensuing forced landing in a cultivated field.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of Guatemala. Any further information may be obtained from:

Sr. German Bran Direccion General de Aviacion Civil Aeropuerto Internacional La Aurora Zona 13 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained for the Government of the Republic of Guatemala.

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