Accident Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II N2564Q, Sunday 15 June 1980
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Date:Sunday 15 June 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Aero Pac Lease
Registration: N2564Q
MSN: 34-7770192
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Lihue, Kauai, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL/PHNL)
Destination airport:Lihue Airport, Kauaʻi, Kauai County, Hawaii (LIH/PHLI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (destroyed) June 15, 1980: The plane was on it's way to pick up a critically ill patient on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. ATC failure to track flight to termination of radar service & advise of impending danger. Aircraft was destroyed in post-impact fire, killing the two persons on board (pilot and one passenger). The official NTSB report attributed the cause of the crash to the "Pilot in Command - Improper IFR operation during a missed approach during fog and rain conditions"

Registration N2564Q cancelled by the FAA on December 23, 1981

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX80FA109
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


1. NTSB Identification: LAX80FA109 at
2. FAA:

Revision history:

25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
04-Sep-2015 06:45 nwt0 Updated [Nature, Narrative]
01-Jan-2017 16:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2017 16:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Jun-2023 21:57 Ron Averes Updated

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