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NTSB Identification: ERA15WA275
On July 19, 2015, about 1515 universal coordinated time, a Cessna 206G, HC-CLR, was destroyed by collision with terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during descent to Edmund Carvajal Airport (XMS), Macas, Santiago, Ecuador. The Ecuadoran certificated pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was descending on the return leg of a sport-parachuting flight after 5 parachutists had exited.

According to investigators, seven minutes after deploying the parachutists at 12,000 feet, the pilot declared an emergency due to a loss of engine power. The airplane was at 9,500 feet, and the pilot announced he would attempt to reach Sucua Airport (SUQ) in Sucua, Ecuador for the forced landing. There were no further communications from the pilot.

The airplane collided with terrain prior to reaching SUQ.

This accident investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Direccion General De Aviacion Civil of Ecuador. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General De Aviacion Civil
IIC – Senor Jaime Salazar
Av: Colon E5-56y La Rabida, Edificio Ave Maria Torre Sur 10mo. Piso
P.O. Box 17-01-2077
Fax: 02-2238981

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