NTSB Identification: FTW00WA020
Accident occurred Monday, October 18, 1999 in COBAN, Guatemala
Aircraft: Cessna 182P, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal,2 Serious.

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

On October 18, 1999, at 1430 central daylight time, a Cessna 182P airplane, Guatemalan registration TG-ROF, was destroyed upon impact with terrain during a forced landing following the loss of engine power near Coban, Department of Alta Verapaz, in the Republic of Guatemala. The pilot and two of his passengers sustained fatal injuries, and two passengers were seriously injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the business flight for which a VFR flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Coban Airport, approximately 5 minutes prior to the accident. The flight was scheduled for intermediate stops in Lansetillo, Playa Grande, Ixcan and Quiche, Guatemala.

Government authorities who traveled to the accident site confirmed that the 1973 Cessna "Skylane," serial number 182-62085, was equipped with a Continental O-470-R engine. The wreckage of the airplane, which did not burn, came to rest within 1,500 meters of a munitions factory in the outskirts of the city.

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

Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC) Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora" Zona 13 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala Telephone 502-331-7282

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

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