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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31496
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Time:12:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
Owner/operator:Allen Technical Services Ltd
Registration: G-JUNE
MSN: 28-7716058
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:50 nm east of Kulusuk, Sermersooq -   Greenland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Reykjavik-Keflavik, Iceland (RVK/BRIK)
Destination airport:Kangerlussuaq Airport, Sondrestrom, Greenland (SFJ/BGSF)
Investigating agency: AIB
Written off 12.1.84: whilst en route between Reykjavik-Keflavik, Iceland, and Kangerlussuaq Airport, Sondrestrom, Greenland, the Piper's engine failed and the aircraft force landed on an ice floe 50 nautical miles east of Kulusuk, Sermersooq, Greenland. (At approximate co-ordinates: 65 17'N, 035 21.7'W).

The pilot abandoned the aircraft where it landed, unpacked and inflated the life raft, then slid off the ice floe into the sea. Setting off the SARSAT distress homing beacon, the pilot was picked up at 13:29 hours (just over one hour later) by a Bell 212 SAR helicopter at co-ordinates 65'08" North, 38'35" West

The AAIB report attributed the forced landing to either carburettor icing or icing in the fuel, which led to a loss of power and then engine failure.

The aircraft was abandoned where it crashed, and the registration G-JUNE was cancelled as "destroyed" on 11.7.84


1. AAIB:

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

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Jun-2014 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Aug-2014 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Nov-2015 23:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
02-Nov-2015 23:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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