NTSB Identification: MIA05WA138
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 26, 2005 in Cuilco, Guatemala
Aircraft: Cessna 208B, 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 July 26, 2005, about 0940 central standard time, a Cessna 208B, of Guatemala registration TG-APG, operated by Aereo Ruta Maya, S.A., impacted into rising terrain during an aerial application in Cuilco, Guatemala. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a company visual flight rule plan was filed. The commercial-rated pilot and the technician passenger were fatally injured; the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from Champerico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala, earlier that day, about 0800.

Preliminary information received from the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil of Guatemala stated that the accident airplane was on a mosquito eradication aerial application flight. The pilot had been in radio communication with the company and other airplanes flying in that area. No distress calls where report from that area during the time of the accident. The accident airplane impacted the side of a mountain and a fire ensued.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Guatemala. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General De Aeronautica Civil
Aeropuerto Internacional La Aurora
Zona 13, Guatemala
Fax: 011-502-2-331-4840

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

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