ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43883
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Narrative:On January 15, 2007, about 0415 Atlantic standard time, a Partenavia P 68C, N90KB, registered to and operated by a private individual, collided with trees then a mountain slope near Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area of the accident site, and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight from Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, to Mercedita Airport, Ponce, Puerto Rico. The airplane was destroyed by impact and a postcrash fire, and the commercial-rated pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The flight originated about 0359, from the Rafael Hernandez Airport.
Partenavia P.68C Victor
|Owner/operator:||Larry L. Galloway|
|C/n / msn:|| 365|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Adjuntas, PR -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Aguadilla, PR (TJBQ)|
|Destination airport:||Ponce, PR (TJPS)|
|Investigating agency: ||National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America |
There were no known witnesses to the accident. The civil air patrol (CAP) became involved in a search for the airplane on January 17, 2007, at approximately 1700, and the airplane was first spotted during an aerial search on January 20, 2007. The accident site was reached by search and rescue personnel the following day.
Preliminary examination of the accident site revealed the airplane collided with trees then the up sloping portion of a mountain. The energy path through trees was oriented on a magnetic heading of 150 degrees, and debris located along of the energy path consisted of a section of the engine cowling, and a window frame. The cockpit, cabin, empennage, and both wings were destroyed by impact and a postcrash fire. CAUSE:
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