NTSB Identification: CEN10RA511
Accident occurred Sunday, August 08, 2010 in San Jose, Costa Rica
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, 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 August 8, 2010, a Piper PA-28-180, TI-AGR, was substantially damaged following an in-flight fire during a departure from the Tobias Bolaños Palma International Airport (MRPV), Favorita Norte, Pavas, Costa Rica. The pilot, the sole occupant was not injured.

According to initial statements provided by the investigative agency, the pilot was on departure when the engine experienced a partial loss of engine power followed by smoke in the cabin. Upon landing at MRPV, a fire was detected in the engine compartment.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the government of Costa Rica. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Costa Rican government. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Apdo. Postal 5026-1000
San José, Costa Rica
Tel: 2290-0664
Fax: 232-126

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