On June 19, 2007, at 0715 universal coordinated time (UTC), a twin-engine Cessna 337G airplane, Spanish registration EC-HMC, was destroyed during a forced landing following a reported loss of engine power to the rear fuselage-mounted engine near Moixent, Province of Valencia, Spain. The private pilot and the rear seat passenger sustained minor injuries, while the right front seat passenger was fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 33701725, was registered to, and operated by the private pilot. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from Almansa Airport (LELM), and was filed to return to Almansa Airport. There were no reported injuries to anyone on the ground.

Local authorities reported that the airplane crashed in mountainous terrain with the landing gear extended at an elevation of 4,500 feet msl. The 600-hour pilot reported that he was attempting to return to the airport when the accident occurred.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil of Spain (CIAIAC). Any further information may be obtained from:

Ministerio de Fomento
Secretaria General de Transportes
Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil
C/Fruel Primera Planta
28011 Madrid, Spain

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the CIAIAC of Spain.

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