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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155626
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Date:26-APR-2013
Time:15:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic TAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata TB9 Tampico
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: I-IAEH
MSN: 1216
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Category:Accident
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 30 miles S of Cannes -   Mediterranean Sea
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cannes-Mandelieu, France (LFMD)
Destination airport:Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport (LIRI)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
The pilot of a Socata TB9 Tampico took off from Cannes Mandelieu aerodrome at 14:57 for a flight at to Salerno (Italy).
At 15:26, while en route to MERLU, at an altitude of about 1 000 ft, the pilot turned left and descended.
The trajectory described by the aircraft is a circle with a radius of 500 to 600 m. The speed during the turn is approximately 1,000 ft/min. At 15:27, the Nice approach controller lost radio and radar contact while the aircraft was at an altitude of 200 ft. He attempted to contact the pilot without success.
The aircraft impacted the sea.

CONCLUSION
The causes of the accident could not be determined during the investigation. Given the vertical speed and turning radius, it is likely that the glide path was controlled.

Sources:

1. http://news.sky.com/story/1083864/british-pilot-goes-missing-over-mediterranean
2. https://ee.co.uk/help/help-orphan-pages-/orange-your-account-closure
3. http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/n/Front+Page/74vsq4m30/British-pilot-66-goes-missing-over-Mediterranean-while.htm
4. http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2013/i-eh130426/pdf/i-eh130426.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Apr-2013 23:56 FERRYAIR Added
28-Apr-2013 03:38 Anon. Updated [Source]
28-Apr-2013 05:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
28-Apr-2013 12:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Jun-2014 03:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
05-Jun-2018 19:01 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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