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Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu off Alderney: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 21, 2019 at 2023 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N264DB
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nantes - Cardiff
MSN:
46-8408037
YOM:
1984
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Nantes at 1915LT for Cardiff, carrying one passenger (the Argentinian football player Emiliano Sala) and one pilot. While cruising over the Channel Islands at an altitude of 5,000 feet in marginal weather conditions, the pilot requested to reduce his altitude after passing over Guernsey. Jersey ATC lost contact whilst it was flying at 2,300 feet. SAR operations were engaged on Monday night until 0200LT Tuesday and were re-deployed in Tuesday morning. After 24 hours, the wreckage has not been found. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were marginal with rain falls and winds up to 50 km/h. On February 4, 2019, the wreckage (relatively intact) was found at a depth of 63 meters few km north of the island of Guernsey. On February 6, a dead body was found in the cabin and recovered. It was later confirmed this was Emiliano Sala.

Crash of a Cessna 414 Chancellor in Enstone

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2018 at 1420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N414FZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
414-0175
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 26 at Enstone Airport, while climbing, the airplane made a turn to the right then lost height and crashed in flames onto a farm. Both pilots escaped rapidly and the copilot was slightly injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire as well as a barn. Few chicken were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Caernarfon: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 6, 2017 at 1829 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N250AC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
31-7612040
YOM:
1976
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On landing at Caernarfon Airport, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and came to rest upside down in flames. The pilot, sole on board, was killed. The aircraft was totally destroyed.