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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89971
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:03-JUL-2002
Time:12:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P32T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32RT-300T
Owner/operator:Arrow Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-BMEV
MSN: 32R-7887056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Picotos/Peninha area, Sintra mountains -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cascais aerodrome (LPCS)
Destination airport:Maia aerodrome (LPVL)
Narrative:
The aircraft was one of twenty aircraft doing the IFFRBARCELONA 2002 FLY AWAY. These aircraft were doing the 5th travel between Cascais and Maia on July 3, 2002. The G-BMEV was the first airplane of the second aircraft group leaving Cascais aerodrome. The aircraft initiated the take-off at 11:53 LT. At 12:10 LT the pilot informed FIS Lisbon that due the weather conditions, it was impossible to maintain the flight in VFR conditions (poor visibility).

The pilot initiated the return to Cascais aerodrome. During the return flight the aircraft crashed into the Sintra mountains for unknown reasons at 12:20 LT, probably the engine stopped and the aircraft flew into the terrain. The aircraft search (RCC) was initiated at 16:45 LT. The aircraft was found in Sintra mountains at 22:30 LT by a fire and rescue team.

Registration G-BMEV cancelled by the CAA on 13/12/2002

Sources:

http://www.gpiaa.gov.pt/tempfiles/20080703160934moptc.pdf
http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2011 14:40 harro Added
09-Jun-2012 12:27 JFigueiredo Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2012 14:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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