NTSB Identification: MIA08WA063
Accident occurred Thursday, January 17, 2008 in Valencia, Ecuador
Aircraft: Cessna A188B, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

On January 17, 2008, about 1045 eastern standard time, a Cessna A188B, Ecuadorian registration HC-CDS, registered to and operated by Fumigacion Aereas FAPAS, crashed following a loss of engine power, while on a aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The pilot reported no injuries and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight originated from the Hermanos Perez Airstrip, Valencia, Ecuador, earlier that day, about 0930.

According to information obtained from the Ecuadorian Subdireccion de Aviacion Civil, the airplane was on the fourth application of the day. During that application the engine, without any warning, lost total power. The pilot was forced to land on top of the banana plants, which he was fumigating at the time.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Ecuador. Any further information can be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aviacion Civil
Buenos Aires 149 Y 10 de Agusto
P.O. Box 2077
Quito, Republica del Ecuador

Telephone: 593-2-223-8981
Fax; 593-2- 223-8352

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

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