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Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Papeete

Accident description

  • Apr 16, 2004 at 1450 LT
  • F-OHJL
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Test
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Papeete-Papeete
  • BB-1592
  • 1997
  • Papeete, Tahiti
  • Tahiti
  • Oceania
  • 1
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • After maintenance, an engineer and a pilot decided to make a test flight. After takeoff, the pilot reported problems with control systems and tried to make an emergency landing off the airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and sunk by 70 feet deep. Both occupants were uninjured.