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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77885
 
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Date:19-SEP-2010
Time:14:40 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Pioneer Air Services
Registration: N84859
MSN: 31-7305043
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bimini Airport, South Bimini Island -   Bahamas
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bimini Airport, South Bimini Airport (BIM/MYBS)
Destination airport:Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL/KFLL)
Narrative:
On September 19, 2010, at 14:40 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), a Piper PA-31-350, N84859, registered to Spirit Air Inc, and operated by Pioneer Air Services was on initial climb out when the lower half of the main cabin door came open. The pilot reversed his course and returned to the departure airport, landing on runway 27. The right main landing gear tire blew out on the landing roll. The airplane went off the right side of the runway, struck a tree, caught fire and came to a complete stop. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed. The commercial pilot and six passengers were not injured and the airplane received substantial damage. The flight originated from Bimini Airport, South Bimini Island, Bahamas, at 14:35 EDT

Sources:

NTSB
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=84859
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/2010/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-350-navajo-chieftain-in-south-bimini/]
4. http://aviationweek.com/awin/piper-pa-31-350-damaged-bimini-airport-emergency-landing

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Nov 2007 N84859 Salmon Air Taxi 0 Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah sub


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Sep-2010 03:07 harro Added
21-Sep-2010 03:09 harro Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
21-Sep-2010 03:41 slowkid Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Sep-2010 05:44 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative]
21-Apr-2015 23:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
20-Oct-2017 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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