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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233251
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Time:03:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Registration: F-GCJE
MSN: 44-8095025
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Corneilla-del-Vercol, Pyrénées-Orientales (66) -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Perpignan-Llabanere Airport (PGF/LFMP)
Destination airport:-
Investigating agency: BEA
A young Italian male scaled the fence of Perpignan-Llabanere Airport at night and was able to gain access to Piper PA-44-180 Seminole F-GCJE because the door was not locked.
He started the engines and took off from a taxiway. The person flying the plane had no pilot training but was reportedly used computer based flight simulators.
He flew for about an hour at low altitude until the aircraft impacted terrain about 03:15.



Data ___________________,270866 (photo)

BEA ___________________

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


— BEA ✈️ 🚁🛩 🇫🇷 (@BEA_Aero) February 27, 2020


Photo of F-GCJE courtesy

Perpignan - Rivesaltes (LFMP / PGF)
4 August 2011; (c) T.Laurent

© Dominique "Hydra" WEIGEL 2019 / with his kind permission.

Photo: BEA

Revision history:

26-Feb-2020 10:06 harro Added
26-Feb-2020 10:09 harro Updated [Time, Operator]
26-Feb-2020 11:40 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Feb-2020 19:03 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Feb-2020 19:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Feb-2020 19:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Feb-2020 19:17 Iceman 29 Updated [Location]
26-Feb-2020 19:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
26-Feb-2020 19:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
26-Feb-2020 19:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Photo]
26-Feb-2020 20:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2020 08:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
27-Feb-2020 11:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
27-Feb-2020 16:20 RobertMB Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Feb-2020 20:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
27-Feb-2020 20:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
07-Mar-2020 16:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Jan-2021 17:22 harro Updated [Time, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, Photo]
14-Apr-2021 17:26 harro Updated [Accident report]

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