Accident Piper PA-28-180C Cherokee EC-BFO, Thursday 18 December 2003
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Date:Thursday 18 December 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-180C Cherokee
Registration: EC-BFO
MSN: 28-3077
Year of manufacture:1966
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A3A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Zarzuela (Cuenca) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Valencia
Destination airport:Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport (ECV/LECU)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot force landed on a road after encountering severe icing en route. During the landing, the right-hand wingtip hit a slope on the side of the road and the aircraft ended up leaving the road due to the fact that it was on a curve.

The most likely cause of this accident was the presence of clouds and severe icing conditions at an altitude that coincided with the aircraft's flight altitude at the time and in a mountainous area that made it impractical to change to a lower flight level to avoid these adverse conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: A-075/2003
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


CIAIAC Ref. A-075/2003


Revision history:

24-Sep-2020 08:58 ASN Update Bot Added
20-Oct-2023 14:16 harro Updated

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