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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32148
Last updated: 11 December 2016
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Date:05-MAR-1987
Time:10:27hrs
Type:Silhouette image of generic TOBA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata TB10 Tobago
Owner/operator:Abner Berger
Registration: 4X-AJF
C/n / msn: 410
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Capernaum, 2 miles E of the NW shore of the Sea of Galilee -   Israel
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rosh Pina Airport, Mahanayim, Israel (RPN/LLIB)
Destination airport:Sde Dov Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel (SDV/LLSD)
Narrative:
Ex-F-GDGX. French registration issued 02-05-1984, for test flights and delivery, but cancelled 23-05-1985 as "Sold Abroad". Re-registered in Israel as 4X-AJF. Written off 05-03-1987 when crashed in Israel, near Capernaum, 2 miles East of the North Western shore of the Sea of Galilee (at approximate co ordinates: 3252′52″N 3534′30″E). According to a rough translation from Hebrew into English of the following accident report:

"On 6 March 1987 the plane took off track 15 in Rosh Pina Airport on his way to Sde Dov Airport Tel Aviv transit route through Haifa. Despite (or perhaps because of) his inexperience of the pilot (pilot, aged 21, gained a total of 242 flight hours, of which only 11 hours of flight training devices) decided to go despite the weather being cloudy and limiting.

At 10:27 the pilot reported to the control tower in Rosh Pina airport that is located above the point of the report, meadows, located in the northwestern part of the Sea of Galilee when in fact it seems the radar screen about 2 miles east lane and reporting point. When he discovered the pilot that lost his knowledge during the flight cloud began when apparently intending to get out of the cloud, and when he realized according altimeter whose plane goes and drops, and when he was oblivious to the horizon of the plane, pulled the wheel to stop the descent but being face - exacerbated by the reference and entered a spiral dive from which it escaped and crashed. The pilot Abner Berger was killed.

Sources:
1. http://www.peter2000.co.uk/aviation/tbdata/0401-0450.htm
2. http://www.immat.aviation-civile.gouv.fr/immat/servlet/aeronef_liste.html;jsessionid=C7439316715757A60FBE529C06E868E9
3. http://www.merchav-aviri.org/t62/tiki-index.php?page=Socata+TB.10+Tobago+-+4X-AJF

4X-AJF, Socata TB.10 Tobago at Herzlia airport, 1985: 4X-AJF 1985 Shaham Aloni

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jan-2013 12:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Country, Nature, Source, Damage]
28-Jul-2016 12:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2016 16:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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