NTSB Identification: FTW00RA155
Accident occurred Thursday, May 18, 2000 in COBAN, Guatemala
Aircraft: Cessna 182P, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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

On May 18, 2000, approximately 1035 central standard time, a Cessna 182P airplane, Guatemalan registration TG-JOR, was destroyed upon impact with terrain while in cruise flight near Coban, Guatemala. The non-instrument rated private pilot and the 3 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross country flight for which a flight plan was not filed. The planned 12-minute flight originated from an airstrip near Chama at approximately 1030, with the Coban Airport as its intended destination.

According to authorities, the airplane impacted on the side of a 5,100 foot hill, at the 4,500 foot level, in the cruise flight configuration in a wings level attitude. The point of impact was approximately 8 miles short of the Coban Airport. The 24-year old private pilot was reported to have accumulated a total of 200 flight hours.

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

Republica de Guatemala Direccion General de Aviacion Civil Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora" Zona 13 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala Centro America

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

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