Crash of a Piper PA-31T-620 Cheyenne II in Cascais: 5 killed

Date & Time: Apr 17, 2017 at 1204 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HB-LTI
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cascais – Marseille
MSN:
31T-8020091
YOM:
1980
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
4900
Aircraft flight hours:
8323
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 17 at Cascais-Tires Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames on a Lidl parking lot located southeast of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all four occupants were killed. The driver of a truck hit by the plane was also killed. Three other people were slightly injured. An adjacent house was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
The Safety Investigation Authority GPIAAF, determines the probable causes of this accident to be:
- The pilot’s failure to maintain the airplane control following the power loss in the left critical engine. The root cause for the left engine failure could not be determined due to the extensive impact damages and intensive fire.
Contributing factors:
- Lack of proper pilot training especially concerning the emergency scenario of critical engine failure immediately after takeoff.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air E90 in Sotillo de las Palomas: 4 killed

Date & Time: Dec 4, 2016 at 1617 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N79CT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Madrid – Cascais
MSN:
LW-303
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport at 1602LT bound for Cascais, Portugal. Less than 15 minutes later, while climbing, its speed dropped from 182 to 134 knots. At an altitude of 18,400 feet, the aircraft went into a dive and crashed three minutes later in a wooded area located in Sotillo de las Palomas, province of Toledo. All four occupants, two adults and two children, were killed. The airplane, built in 1978, disintegrated on impact.

Crash of a PAC 750XL in Cascais: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2010 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D-FGOJ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Evora - Cascais
MSN:
139
YOM:
2008
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Evora Airport in the afternoon for a training flight with two skydivers, one photographer and a pilot on board. Few minutes after take off, photographer output a weapon and ordered both skydivers to jump. After they left the cabin, the photographer then threatened the pilot and ordered him to divert to Cascais-Tires Airport. After landing, aircraft veered off runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in the border of the tarmac. The pilot was able to escape while the photographer shot himself and was killed. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair, both wings being partially sheared off.
Probable cause:
Aircraft and crew hijacked in flight by a "photographer".

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander in Serra de Monchique

Date & Time: Nov 6, 1982
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CS-AJO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Cascais – Portimão
MSN:
125
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Cascais to Portimão, the pilot encountered poor weather conditions when the airplane lost height and crashed on a hill located in Serra de Monchique. All four occupants were rescued.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.80 in Cascais: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 19, 1936
Registration:
EC-VAA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cascais – Madrid
MSN:
2246
YOM:
1932
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was performing a special flight from Cascais to Madrid with one pilot and one passenger on board. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft encountered problems to gain height, hit trees and crashed. While the pilot was slightly injured, the passenger was killed. The Spanish civil war started three days earlier and the passenger, General José Sanjurjo Sacanell, was flying to Madrid to take the lead of the insurrection.
Crew:
Juan Ansaldo, pilot.
Passenger:
General José Sanjurjo Sacanell.
Probable cause:
It appears the aircraft was overloaded as the bags were too heavy.