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Estremadura - Lisbon District

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 Lockheed C-130H Hercules at Montijo AFB: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2016 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
16804
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Montijo AFB - Montijo AFB
MSN:
4777
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training exercise at Montijo AFB, consisting of touch-and-go maneuvers. During the takeoff roll on runway 26, the four engine aircraft deviated from the centerline to the left then went out of control, veered off runway to the right and eventually crashed 1,460 meters past the runway threshold, bursting into flames. Four crew members were injured while three others were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.