ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18922
Last updated: 24 May 2013
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Narrative:"The accident occurred as the pilot was attempting a visual contact approach at night into Elstree aerodrome with a reported visibility of 800 metres . After radar advisory service had positioned the aircraft 4 nautical miles (nm) east of the runway with further descent at the pilot's discretion he was heard to call Elstree tower and give his position as 'finals.' The aircraft subsequently collided with trees and crashed 3 nm (5 .6 km) from touchdown of runway 27 . All six occupants were killed.
Piper PA-23-250 Turbo Aztec D
|Operator:||Grand Prix (Bahamas) Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Arkley golf course, ARkley, Hertfordshire -
|Departure airport:||Marseille, France|
The report concludes that it was not possible to establish the exact cause of the accident but the possibility that the pilot underestimated his range from the airfield and in consequence descended prematurely in conditions of thick fog cannot be excluded."
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