ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41591
Last updated: 23 May 2013
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Narrative:According to information from the Portuguese Civil Aviation Administration, the airplane was over the ocean at night, when the pilot reported a lack fuel, and both engines lost power. There was positive radar contact with the airplane until just before it crashed in the ocean about 37 miles west of the Portuguese coast line. The wind was reported to be from 310 degrees at 60 knots, and the sea was rough. The crash site was reported to be west of the Monte Real NDB, which was about 60 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal. Neither the pilot nor the airplane were found, but searchers found safety and location equipment from the airplane. The pilot was presumed to have been fatally injured or to have died. CAUSE: the pilot's improper planning/decision, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, loss of engine power, and subsequent ditching at sea. Darkness and the high sea condition (rough water) were related factors.
|Operator:||Air Southwest Florida|
|C/n / msn:|| 310Q0978|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Atlantic Ocean -
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