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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 13645
Last updated: 23 May 2019
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Date:12-NOV-1976
Time:17:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Owner/operator:Aeroleasing SA
Registration: HB-LHT
C/n / msn: 31T-7520003
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shannon Airport, Shannon, County Clare -   Ireland
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shannon, Ireland (SNN/EINN)
Destination airport:Geneva Airport, Geneva, Switzerland (GVA/LSGG)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 12 November 1976 when crashed shortly after take off from Shannon Airport, Ireland, during the initial climb out phase: The aircraft could not maintain a positive rate of climb on takeoff and crashed. Aircraft caught fire after impace, and all five person on board (pilot and four passengers) were killed. According to the official NTSB report into the accident:

"Undesirable flying qualities of aircraft. Reported by Ireland. Pilot-failed to maintain positive rate of climb"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: Unknown: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=55982&key=0
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1976/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-cheyenne-in-shannon-5-killed/]
3. https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Accident_to_Piper_PA_31T_Cheyenne_Regist.html?id=nanUSAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
4. http://www.planecrashinfo.com/1976/1976-77.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
06-Aug-2017 18:46 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
07-Sep-2017 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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