On January 27, 2004, about 1847 Atlantic daylight time, an Air Tractor, AT-802, N1531S, registered to AG Aviation Ltd. and operated by Forestair, lost engine power and crashed during a force landing in Los Angeles, Chile. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane incurred substantial damage; the commercial-rated pilot was reported to have no injuries. The flight originated from the Talca airfield in Chile, at an unspecified time earlier that day.

Information giving by the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil of Chile states that the pilot reported the chip-detector light came on while at 1,500 feet and about 10 seconds later the engine lost power. The pilot performed a forced landing in a area of heavy shrubbery.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Chile. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil
Miguel Claro 1314 Providencia
Santiago - Chile
Telephone: 011 562 4107000
Fax: 011 562 2095000

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

Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsis
Return to Query Page