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Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 16 April 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 King Air
Operator:Air Archipels
Registration: F-OHJL
MSN: BB-1592
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT) (   French Polynesia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT/NTAA), French Polynesia
Destination airport:Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT/NTAA), French Polynesia
Narrative:
A Beechcraft B200 Super King Air sustained substantial damage in an accident near Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT), Tahiti. The airplane was taken on a post-maintenance test flight.
The pilot reported problems with the controls and the airplane crashed in a 70 feet deep lagoon.

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Beech King Air

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  • 125th loss
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