On February 20, 1996, about 1003 central standard time, a Cessna 207, TI-AGP, registered to Saeta Air, San Jose, Costa Rica, crashed on takeoff from Pavas Airport. The flight was a scheduled domestic passenger flight bound for Quepos, Costa Rica. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed. The commercial pilot and three passengers sustained serious injuries. One passenger was fatally injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The DGAC stated the airplane was on initial takeoff climb at about 100 feet when the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot made a forced landing to an open field. On touchdown the airplane nosed over and a postcrash fire ensued.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Costa Rica. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Costa Rica. Any further information may be obtained from:

Director General of Civil Aviation Apartado Postal 5026 San Jose, Costa Rica Telephone (011) 506-232-1615

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