On February 28, 2009, at an unknown time, a Cessna 172N, Ecuadorian registration HC-BFQ, owned and operated by Aeroclub Pastaza, was substantially damaged under unknown circumstances near Pisto Liquino Airport in Provincia de Pastaza, Ecuador. The airplane was on a cargo flight from Aeropuerto Rio de Amazonas (SESM), to Pisto Liquino. The cargo consisted of 209 kilograms of iron bars and cement for construction purposes. The last contact with the flight occurred at 1515 UTC, when the pilot reported that he was at TOPUS intersection,at an altitude of 3,500 feet. On March 1, the wreckage was discovered close to the runway at Pisto Liquino. The pilot, the sole person on board, was killed.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Junta Investigadora de Accidentes, Direccion General de Aviacion Civil. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aviacion Civil
Dir Buenos Aires 149 y Av 10 de Agusto
Quito, Ecuador

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains only information released by the Government of Ecuador.

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