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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199551
Last updated: 24 September 2020
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Time:08:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Registration: G-STZA
C/n / msn: 34-7670196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Salussola -   Italy
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Piovera airstrip
Destination airport:Biella-Cerrione Airport (LILE)
Investigating agency: ANSV
A Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II crashed into a hill while on approach to Biella airport in poor weather, killing the pilot, the sole occupant. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact. A disorientation condition may have contributed.

METAR for the nearby Torino Airport (LIMF) showed mist and 4000 meters visibility at the time of the accident. METAR LIMF 090920Z 06005KT 030V090 4000 BR FEW013 BKN016 19/15 Q1005= METAR LIMF 090850Z 07005KT 030V100 4000 BR FEW012 BKN014 19/15 Q1005= METAR LIMF 090820Z 04004KT 360V070 3500 BR FEW008 SCT014 BKN022 18/15 Q1005=


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Sep-2017 12:39 Pilot92 Added
09-Sep-2017 14:35 JamesP94 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
09-Sep-2017 14:38 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Sep-2017 14:50 harro Updated [Narrative]
02-Feb-2019 11:05 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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