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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177078
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Time:09:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-36-375 Pawnee Brave
Owner/operator:C.C.B. ServiÁos Aťreos
Registration: CS-AUC
MSN: 36-8202001 /
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Herdade do Borralho, between Coruche and Benavente -   Portugal
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Herdade do Borralho airfield
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Crashed after taking off from a refueling airfield at Herdade do Borralho. The 66 old pilot was seriously injured.

Probable cause: The pilotís failure to prepare the mission and awareness of the aircraft's performance, not rejecting the take-off in the given conditions and surroundings. In sequence, by not releasing the cargo in emergency, as recommended in the manual, the aircraft was unable to overcome the obstacles and perform a safe take-off.
To the aircraft's performance degradation will have contributed:
- An incorrect appraisal of the aircraft's loading by the pilot,
- A tail wind component on the chosen runway for take-off and its positive slope.
The inoperative emergency opening system, which was known to the pilot, may have contributed to the pilot not having performed the emergency procedure to release the cargo.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

18-Jun-2015 19:36 Fusko Added
18-Jun-2015 19:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
19-Jun-2015 05:59 jfigueiredo Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-May-2021 17:52 harro Updated [[Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]]
17-May-2021 17:57 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative, Category, Photo]

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