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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62801
Last updated: 2 June 2021
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Date:06-OCT-1983
Time:16:57 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Arrow Group (Dublin)
Registration: EI-BGF
MSN: 28R-30121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mynydd Prescelly, near Haverfordwest, Dyfed -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cardiff/Rhoose Airport (CWL/EGFF)
Destination airport:Dublin (DUB/EIDW)
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
Ex-SE-FAS: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6.10.83. Destroyed by a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) at Mynydd Prescelly, near Haverfordwest, Dyfed, killing all 4 persons on board (pilot and three passengers).

The wreckage was found the next day on the eastern slope of the hill, at 1,650 feet AMSL and an estimated impact speed of over 100 mph. The cause of the accident was attributed to the pilot flying VFR in fog and low cloud at 1,800 feet, when visual references were becoming obscured by fog and low cloud.

Sources:

1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Piper%20PA28R-180%20Cherokee%20Arrow%20EI-BGF%2013-83.pdf
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1328687/
3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/24101413@N03/8744392951/in/pool-1295831@N22
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preseli_Hills
5. http://www.iol.ie/~asire/eireg2.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
19-Jun-2014 04:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2014 22:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]

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