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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65699
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Date:02-JUN-1990
Time:19:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Owner/operator:ITD Inc.
Registration: N4PC
C/n / msn: 61P-07438063
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Antwerpen -   Belgium
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:Antwerpen-Deurne Airport (ANR/EBAW)
Destination airport:Antwerpen-Deurne Airport (ANR/EBAW)
Narrative:
Delta Air Transport of Belgium arranged a Piper 601P Aerostar, N4PC, to shoot a promotion film. It was to fly in formation with an DAT Embraer 120 Brasilia near Antwerp Airport (ANW).
The Brasilia, OO-DTH, departed Liège-Bierset Airport (LGG) at 17:57 and headed for Antwerp. Piper Aerostar N4PC took off from Antwerp at 18:43 and headed for Kallo, were both aircraft would join formation. It was agreed that the Aerostar would be on the left hand side of the EMB-120 because the camera crew was sitting on the right hand side of the Aerostar.
After circling the city of Antwerp, the crew of OO-DTH contacted the Antwerp air traffic controller, stating his intentions to carry out a low pass over runway 29, followed by a high speed pass. The Aerostar would be alongside OO-DTH on both occasions. After that they would break and continued to Brussels.
Antwerp Tower issued clearance at 19:06. At 19:08 OO-DTH radioed their plans to N4PC: "I am starting approach and descent. I am going over the runway. I will not make a touch and go, I will just pull up, left and then back high speed." The pilot of N4PC replied: "OK... I will go straight ahead".
At 19:11 both aircraft made a low pass over runway 29 at a speed of 140 kts. OO-DTh was climbing away in a left turn when a mid-air collision occurred with N4PC. The tail of the Machen was sheared off and the aircraft crashed out of control near a railway line. The Brasilia was able to make a safe emergency landing at Antwerpen.

Sources:

RAPPORT NAAR AANLEIDING VAN HET ONGEVAL MET DE VLIEGTUIGEN EMBRAER BRASILIA 00-DTH EN PIPER AEROSTAR N4PC OP 2 JUNI 1990 TE DEURNE-ANTWERPEN


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2009 05:27 harro Added
14-Jun-2009 11:27 harro Updated

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