Date & Time: Apr 17, 2017 at 1204 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31 Cheyenne
Operator:
Registration:
HB-LTI
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Cascais – Marseille
MSN:
31T-8020091
YOM:
1980
Country:
Portugal
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
3
Other fatalities:
1
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:
HB-LTI.pdf4.27 MB