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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31792
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Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-23-250B Aztec
Owner/operator:Royle Aviation Co Ltd
Registration: G-ARMH
MSN: 27-443
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, approx. 40 miles SW of Tangiers -   Morocco
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Casablanca-Anfa Airport (CAS/GMMC)
Destination airport:North Front Airport, Gibraltar (GIB/LXGB)
Investigating agency: AIB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Written off 1.8.83: Ditched and sank into the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 40 miles south-west of Tangiers, Morocco, and three miles off the coast, due to failure of the right hand engine. The ditching was successful, in that the two persons on board escaped the sinking Piper Aztec, and sustained only minor injuries. The Piper Aztec sank in under two minutes, and was not recovered.

The two crew were self-rescued, in that they swam the three miles to shore themselves (there was no SAR effort launched). Upon reaching land, the two crew found that they had reached an uninhabited area, and they had to walk for five hours before they found human habitation, and informed the Moroccan authorities of their survival

Registration G-ARMH cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 1.8.84 - exactly 51 weeks later


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-ARMH courtesy

Plymouth - City (EGHD / PLH) (closed)
2 May 1967; (c) Chris England

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
18-Jun-2014 01:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Oct-2015 22:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]

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