NTSB Identification: MIA04WA108
Accident occurred Sunday, July 18, 2004 in Algarrobo, Chile
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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

On July 18, 2004, about 1215 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172, Chilean registration CC-PJO, operated by an individual, impacted with trees during a go-around near the San Geronimo Airdrome in Algarrobo, Chile. A visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the personal flight and visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. The airplane was destroyed, the private-rated pilot was fatally injured and the passenger sustained serious injuries. The flight originated from Tobalaba, Chile, earlier that day about 1040.

Information released by the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil of Chile states that witnesses saw the airplane maneuver around an area of trees during a go-around at the airdrome after trying to land. The airplane became unstable during the maneuver and impacted with the trees.

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

Direccion General de Aeronáutica Civil
Miguel Claro 1314 Providencia
Santiago - Chile
Telephone: 011 56 02 410 7399
Fax: 011 56 02 410 7632

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

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