On January 12, 2002, at 0833 eastern standard time, a Cessna A188 agricultural aircraft, Dominican registration HI-614TA, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during takeoff near El Ranchito, Province of La Vega, in the Dominican Republic. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained minor injuries. The airplane, serial number 188-3066T, was owned and operated by a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the aerial application flight for which no flight plan was filed. The local flight was originating a the time of the accident.

Local authorities reported that the engine lost power without warning soon after takeoff. Initial evaluation at the accident site revealed a hole on the engine case over the #2 cylinder. The airplane was powered by a Continental IO-520-D engine, serial number 175125.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of the Dominican Republic. Any further information may be obtained from:

Presidencia de la Republica Dominicana
Secretaria Administrativa de la Presidencia
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil
Edificio de Oficinas Gubernamentales
Avenida Mexico Esquina a Dr. Delgado
Bloque "A", Segundo Piso
Apartado Postal 1180
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of the Dominican Republic.

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