FTW02WA260
FTW02WA260

On September 9, 2002, at 1020 central daylight time, a Cessna 310R twin-engine airplane, Guatemalan registration TG-WOT, was destroyed upon impact with terrain while on approach to the Ilopango International Airport, near San Salvador, in the Republic of El Salvador. The commercial pilot and his 4 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 310R0255, was owned and operated by a private individual in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the executive flight for which an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Aurora International Airport, in Guatemala City, at approximately 0930, with the Ilopango International Airport as its intended destination.

The authorities reported that at 10:16, approximately 4 minutes before the accident, the pilot of TG-WOT reported to approach control that he was 12 miles out and descending out of 4,000 feet. The wreckage of the airplane was located on the slopes of the El Salvador volcano, just below the 4,000 foot level. The mountains were reported as obscured at the time of the accident.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of El Salvador. Additional information may be obtained from:

Republica de El Salvador
Autoridad de Aviacion Civil (AAC)
Carretera Panamericana, Kilómetro 9 1/2
Ilopango, El Salvador

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

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