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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1368
Last updated: 9 September 2021
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Date:12-JUN-1998
Time:18:42 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Rif Air S.A.R.L.
Registration: CN-TFP
MSN: 31-7552086
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:3 nm NW of Jersey, Channel Islands -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport (TNG/GMTT)
Destination airport:Guernsey Airport (GCI/EGJB)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Aircraft was on a ferry flight from Tangiers to Guernsey when both engines failed due to fuel starvation. The pilot was going to refuel in France but kept on flying to Guernsey. As the aircraft was over the Channel islands the aircraft ran out of fuel and the pilot ditched the aircraft into the sea 3 nautical miles north-west of Jersey. (The AAIB report gives the crash location as 49'14" North, 02'18" West)

The accident killed the pilot (a Morrocan national) who was the sole person aboard the aircraft

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f803e5274a1314000665/2-99_CN_TFP.pdf
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aviation_accidents_and_incidents_in_the_Channel_Islands#1990s
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170908020938/https://www.baaa-acro.com/1998/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-guernsey-1-killed/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2008 09:45 JerseyPilot Added
26-May-2013 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
27-Nov-2014 14:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Oct-2017 16:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
30-Apr-2020 15:31 Anon. Updated [Cn]

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