Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


El Ranchito
Saturday, January 12, 2002 8:33 EST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
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.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/12/2002 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event833 
Event Time ZoneEastern Standard Time 
Event CityEl Ranchito 
Event State-- 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site00000 
Event Date Year2002 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude183010N 
Event Location Longitude0705000W 
Event Location Airport-- 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID-- 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport-- 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWitness 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility ID-- 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
Lighting Conditions-- 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)24 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)18 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)-- 
Variable Wind Indicator-- 
Wind Speed (knots)-- 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust Indicator-- 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyForeign 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)-- 
NTSB Notification SourceDGAC of the Dominican Republic 
NTSB Notification DateJun 17 2002 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1130 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 15 2002 3:20PM 
User who most recently changed recordMORJU  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeSan Antonio, Texas 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration Number-- 
NTSB NumberFTW02WA234 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartNon-U.S., Non-Commercial 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft Fire-- 
Aircraft Explosion-- 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna 
Aircraft ModelA188 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number-- 
Certified Max Gross Weight-- 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft-- 
Number of Engines-- 
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection-- 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT Installed-- 
ELT Activated-- 
ELT Aided Location of Event Site-- 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner Name-- 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner City-- 
Aircraft Owner State-- 
Aircraft Owner Country-- 
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?-- 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator City-- 
Operator State-- 
Operator CountryDR  
Operator Zip code-- 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Aerial Application 
Second Pilot on Board-- 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code-- 
Departure CityEl Ranchito 
Departure State-- 
Departure CountryDR  
Departure Time830 
Departure Time ZoneEST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code-- 
Destination City-- 
Destination State-- 
Destination Country-- 
Specific Phase of FlightEmergency landing after takeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurredNo 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 15 2002 3:20PM 
User who most recently changed recordMORJU  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location-- 
Runway Length-- 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--