Accident Beechcraft B200 Super King Air N600BV, Friday 12 September 2003
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Date:Friday 12 September 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Owner/operator:Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Registration: N600BV
MSN: BB-254
Year of manufacture:1977
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 1,5 km N off Caniçal, Madeira Island -   Portugal
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Funchal Airport (FNC/LPFU)
Destination airport:Málaga Airport (AGP/LEMG)
Investigating agency: GPIAA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Beechcraft B200 Super King Air, N600BV, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff from the Funchal Airport (FNC), Portugal. Al ten on board were killed.

The probable cause of the accident could not be established. Most likely, the airplane struck the water because of spatial disorientation on the part of the pilot.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GPIAA
Report number: 52/ACCID/2003
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Download report: Final report



  • 27th worst accident in 2003
  • 5th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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