NTSB Identification: WAS02RA006
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 28, 2001 in QUEPOS, Costa Rica
Aircraft: Cessna 208, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal,5 Serious.

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

On November 28, 2001, at 1150 central standard time, a Cessna 208 single-engine airplane, Panamanian registration HP-1405, was destroyed upon impact with trees and terrain while maneuvering near Quepos, Costa Rica. The scheduled domestic flight was operated by Servicios Aereos Nacionales S.A. (SANSA), as flight number 1624, on a domestic scheduled flight from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, near San Jose, Costa Rica, to Puerto Jimenez, Golfito, with an intermediate stop at the Managua de Quepos Airport, near Quepos. The airline transport pilot, the commercial pilot functioning as co-pilot, and one of the passengers were fatally injured. Five passengers sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the intermediate destination airport at the time of the accident. The flight originated from the Juan Santamaria International Airport at 1115.

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

Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Apartador Postal 5026
San Jose, Costa Rica

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the Government of Costa Rica.

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