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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166112
Last updated: 24 June 2019
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Date:10-MAY-2014
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300 Lance II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: I-GRMP
C/n / msn: 32R-7885243
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beach at Divjake, Lushnje district, Fier -   Albania
Phase: Landing
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Tirana Int'l (TIA/LATI)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft, a Piper PA-32RT-300 Lance II, on an apparent drug trafficking operation, experienced the collapse of the left main and nose landing gear upon landing on the beach west of Divjake in the Lushnje district of Fier county, about fifty miles southwest of Tirana. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the sole pilot onboard was not injured.
A shipment of 460 kilos of cannabis was subsequently seized by the Albanian police.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11253113
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/drug-suspects-plane-crash-lands-in-albania-561212

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7499889&nseq=9


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-May-2014 23:48 Geno Added
11-May-2014 06:42 ridgerunner Updated [Registration]
11-May-2014 14:20 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
11-May-2014 23:40 Geno Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2014 19:31 Anon. Updated [Date]
21-Jan-2016 12:36 Anon. Updated [Damage]

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