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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160536
Last updated: 9 August 2019
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Date:01-FEB-1976
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23 Aztec
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: PT-KNZ
C/n / msn: 27-7405457
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Macqueripe -   Trinidad and Tobago
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport (STX/TISX)
Destination airport:Port of Spain-Piarco Airport (POS/TTPP)
Narrative:
Whilst approaching Trinidad at an altitude of 7 500'ft,on a VFR flight, the weather deteriorated. The pilot was unable to contact the Piarco Control Tower in order to change his flight plan to instrument flight rules. He reduced his height and regained visual contact at an altitude of 500 ft, but due to heavy rain, decided to climb back to a safe altitude. Shortly afterwards a steep forested mountain appeared directly ahead, which the pilot was unable to avoid. The pilot and co-pilot who were the only occupants, escaped with minor injuries.
The airplane was delivered from the Piper factory to the new owner in Brazil.

Sources:

ICAO Digest 22


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Sep-2013 19:03 harro Added
15-Mar-2018 15:18 Anon. Updated [Location]

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