NTSB Identification: FTW03WA042
Accident occurred Monday, November 11, 2002 in Polvaredas, Argentina
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-236, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

On November 11, 2002, at 1130 universal coordinated time, a Piper PA-28-236 single-engine airplane, Chilean registration CC-PMG, was destroyed upon impact with mountainous terrain while in cruise flight near Polvaredas, Province of Mendoza, in the Republic of Argentina. The private pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight at the point of departure, as well as their destination airport; however, the mountain passes in the Andes Mountains were obscured with prevailing high winds. The 1981 model airplane, serial number 28-8111062, was owned and operated by the pilot. The international cross-country personal flight originated from Plumerillo de Mendoza , Argentina, at 1100 UTC, with Vina del Mar, Chile, at its intended destination.

The wreckage of the airplane was located on the side of a mountain, approximately 100 meters below the crest of a 3,200 meters high mountain. The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Chile. Additional information may be obtained from:

Republica de la Argentina
Junta de Investigacion de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil (JIAAC)
Avenida Belgrano 1370, Piso 11"B"
C.P. 1093 Capital Federal
Buenos Aires, Argentina

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the JIAAC of Argentina.

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