NTSB Identification: MIA04WA052
Accident occurred Thursday, February 12, 2004 in Punta Brava, Paraguay
Aircraft: Beech A36, registration:
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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

On February 12, 2004, about 1330 Atlantic daylight time, a Beech A36, ZP-TSJ, of Paraguayan registration, owned and operated by an individual, impacted with terrain at Estancia Punta Brava, Paraguay. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed. The commercial-rated pilot and two passengers reported minor injuries. The flight originated from the Asuncion Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Paraguay, earlier that day, about 1139.

Information obtained from the Paraguayan Direccion Nacional de Aeronautical Civil indicated that the airplane lost engine power while cruising at 10,500 feet. The pilot performed a forced landing and impacted in a heavily wooded area. The pilot and the two passengers survived the impact and hiked for 3 days to reach civilization.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Paraguay. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion Nacional de Aeronautica Civil
Centro de Investigacion y Prevencion de Accidentes Aeronauticos (CIPAA)
Aeropuerto International Silvio Pettirossi
CC 1752 Asuncion
Asuncion Paraguay
Phone: (595-21) 64559
Fax: (595-21) 645599

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

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