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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173422
Last updated: 5 October 2019
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Time:18:02 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Owner/operator:Interthon Mediterranee
Registration: F-GJPL
C/n / msn: 31T-8120029
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Horta Airport, Fayal Island, Ašores -   Portugal
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ponta Delgada airport (LPPD/PDL)
Destination airport:Horta Airport, Fayal Island, Azores (LPHR/HOR)
The Piper aircraft, PA-31T Cheyenne II model, serial number 81-20029, registration F-GJPL, was carrying out aerial detection service of shoals of tuna in the Azores. The aircraft lifted off at 14:49 UTC on June 5, 1990, from Ponta Delgada airport (LPPD), with four occupants. After the mission, the pilot has contacted the control tower of the Horta airport (LPHR) at 17:51 UTC and was given the runway 29 for landing. At 18:02 UTC was allowed to land and began landing.

The aircraft began a sudden right turn, been hit with the ground about 600 meters away from the right side of the runway threshold 29 and 170 meters of altitude. The aircraft completely burned, and the four occupants died.


1. (DGAC/GPI Final accident report)

Revision history:

30-Jan-2015 06:47 jfigueiredo Added
24-Jan-2017 16:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
24-Jan-2017 16:42 TB Updated [Location]
14-Mar-2017 07:25 Anon. Updated [Source]
02-Aug-2017 18:57 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
07-Sep-2017 21:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2017 21:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Nature, Narrative]

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