NTSB Identification: FTW02WA209
Accident occurred Monday, June 10, 2002 in Los Rios, Ecuador
Aircraft: Cessna T188-C, registration:
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

On June 10, 2002, at 1830 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Cessna T188-C agricultural airplane, Ecuadorian registration HC-BOF, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power while maneuvering near Los Rios, in the Republic of Ecuador. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained minor injuries. The airplane was owned by an unknown domestic agricultural operator in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local aerial application flight for which a flight plan was not filed. The flight originated from Los Rios approximately 30 minutes prior to the accident.

Local authorities reported that the pilot heard a loud "bang" followed by a loss of engine power while the airplane was executing a turn to reverse direction while spraying crops. The pilot was able to dump the load prior to impacting trees and coming to rest in a river.

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

Republica del Ecuador
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Buenos Aires 149 y 10 de Agosto
P.O. Box 2077
Quito, Ecuador

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

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