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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157919
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:01-AUG-2013
Time:18:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo C
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: 4X-AKV
C/n / msn: 31-8112021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eilat Airport, Eilat -   Israel
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Herzliya Airport (HRZ/LLHZ)
Destination airport:Eilat Airport (ETH/LLET)
Narrative:
Following an uneventful flight from Herzliya to Eilat, the aircraft was approaching runway 21 for landing. 10 ft above the runway a go around was initiated by the pilot due to misunderstanding of an order given by ATC to another aircraft. While descending prior to the go around, the pilot mistakenly closed the fuel valve to the right engine, when trying to switch fuel tanks. Since the plane was using very little power on final, the fact that the right engine was not operating wasn't noticed by the pilot. When the go around was initiated, the a symmetric power from the left engine made the plane to veered off the runway to the right and it came to rest upside down in a ditch. While both passengers were seriously injured, the pilot was killed.

Sources:

1. http://www.timesofisrael.com/eilat-plane-crash-kills-one-seriously-injures-two/
2. https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4412772,00.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20160907194547/http://www.baaa-acro.com:80/2013/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-eilat-1-killed/
4. https://www.iskyteam.com/piper-pa-31-310-navajo-c.html_


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Aug-2013 17:01 harro Added
01-Aug-2013 17:04 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
21-Apr-2015 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Sep-2018 06:33 Architects Updated [Narrative]

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