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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144611
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300 Lance
Owner/operator:Moonchaser LLC
Registration: N8415C
MSN: 32R-7680112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Treasure Cay Airport - MYAT, Isla de Gran Abaco -   Bahamas
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:MYAT
Destination airport:KFPR
Investigating agency: AAIPU
A Piper PA-32R-300 Lance impacted trees and terrain just after a downwind take off from runway 32 at Treasure Cay Airport - MYAT, Isla de Gran Abaco. Recorded winds at the time of the accident were 220 at 15 knots.
The four occupants were killed.

Probable Cause
Loss of control and uncontrolled flight into terrain.
Contributing Factors
- Meteorological conditions including possible wind shear have been determined as a contributing factor.
- Pilot low flying time in weather conditions beyond the capability of a non instrument rated pilot has also been considered a contributing factor.
- Decision made to depart on a runway that was not favored for approaching and departing traffic has also been considered a contributing factor.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIPU
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

26-Mar-2012 01:18 TB Added
26-Mar-2012 01:19 TB Updated [Date]
26-Mar-2012 02:47 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2012 02:49 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type]
26-Mar-2012 02:51 TB Updated [Source]
26-Mar-2012 03:03 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2012 11:46 Geno Updated [Time, Phase, Source]
26-Apr-2012 09:43 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-May-2020 07:37 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-May-2020 07:38 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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