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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235934
Last updated: 11 January 2021
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Time:c. 09:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Wayman Aviation Academy
Registration: N887SP
C/n / msn: 34-7350124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Miramar, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hollywood-North Perry Airport, FL (HWO/KHWO)
Destination airport:Hollywood-North Perry Airport, FL (HWO/KHWO)
Following an unspecified mechanical issue, the aircraft struck powerlines and impacted terrain during the attempted emergency landing in Miramar, Florida.
The airplane was destroyed during the accident sequence and the trainee pilot received fatal injures, the flight instructor onboard was seriously injured.
A third person was injured by debris and was treated at the scene.


LiveATC radio transmissions (KHWO2-Twr-May-12-2020-1230Z.mp3), adjusted to match FlightRadar24 ADS-B data from the transmission at 8:56:07am:

8:41:17am (KHOU Tower): N887SP, North Perry Tower, hold short runway 10R
8:44:01am (KHOU Tower): N887SP, make right downwind approach to runway 10R, cleared for takeoff towards the ???
[N887SP makes a transmission]
8:53:48am (KHOU Tower): N887SP, North Perry Tower, uh, say your location and altitude sir?
8:53:57am (KHOU Tower): N887SP, roger, make straight-in uh runway 10R, report three miles
8:54:32am (KHOU Tower): 7SP, you need any assistance?
8:54:37am (KHOU Tower): Okay.
[N887SP makes a transmission]
8:56:07am (KHOU Tower): 7SP roger, uh...all of our emergency personnel standby here at the airfield, uh, looks like I-75 is just slightly behind you, about a quarter-mile.
8:56:27am (KHOU Tower): 7SP roger, you gonna be able to make it back to the field sir? It looks like Pembroke Boulevard is just off to your right, and also Hollywood or Pine Boulevard is just off to your left.
8:56:45am (KHOU Tower): ??? 7SP, sir are you uh, can you say uh, if able, say souls onboard?
8:56:53am (KHOU Tower): 7SP roger uh, do you have the visual at Pembroke, it's just slightly off your right.
8:57:02am (KHOU Tower): 7SP roger are you uh (ident as observer?) you uh, what are your intentions?
8:57:11am (KHOU Tower): 7SP roger, current winds are 050 at 16
[response, followed by what is presumably a transmission from another aircraft]
8:57:26am (KHOU Tower): Stand by.

The last recorded ADS-B data was logged at 8:58:03am, above the traffic lights at the west side of the intersection of Pembroke Road and Hiatus Road. Two seconds later, according to dashcam footage, the aircraft clipped power lines above the east side of the intersection. The aircraft then lost control, swerved right, and crashed into a tree on the street corner outside the Chase Bank about 110 metres away.

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

12-May-2020 14:14 gerard57 Added
12-May-2020 14:19 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Source]
12-May-2020 16:19 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2020 16:23 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2020 17:12 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
13-May-2020 09:29 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
14-May-2020 16:12 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
07-Sep-2020 06:26 Agutierrez007 Updated [Destination airport]

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