Accident of the Piper PA28 EC-DSD in Tenerife (January 2009)

Sad end for the Piper, but a lucky end for the occupants. 

This plane (Piper PA28, EC-DSD)  crashed in January 2009 while attempting to cross the mountain “Montaña de la Crucita” (6.761ft high) during VFR flight into IMC conditions resulting in an impact in the mountain at 5.700 feet, just 1.000 feet bellow its top.

Plane's route

Plane’s route

The 3 occupants were injured and were rescued by the helicopter of the Guardia Civil. There were no fatalities.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

The slop of the mountain.

The slop of the mountain.

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Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

Wreckage of the EC-DSD.

The plane seems to be moved from its initial position and most of the parts are already missing.

The plane seems to be moved from its initial position

The plane seems to be moved from its initial position

The crash site is only 1 km from the road, but the access is difficult. On the images you can see the slope of the mountain and the surroundings; I´ve attached the plane´s route as well.

You can park your car at the Mirador de la Crucita and start walking from there:

montaña de la crucita

Source: Ministerio de Fomento/Spanish Ministry of Development.

Safe flying everyone!

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Gran Canaria

Just found some images from my earlier flights, when I was using the Gopro mounted on the wing…

I´d like to share with you these 4 images. I like the colour scheme. Hope you´ll enjoy them!

Gran Canaria Presa de Soria

Gran Canaria Presa de Soria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Trip To La Gomera

On this particular day, our initial intentions were flying from Tenerife North to Gran Canaria, but due to forcasted turbulence on the rute and more than 20 kts wind on approach we have decided to go to La Gomera.

Our vessel :-) PA28

Our vessel 🙂 PA28

It is quite airport, and you get always welcomed over the radio after landing.

Our journey took less than 1 hour, due to tailwind on our way to La Gomera.

Our route

Our route

Flying at 6’500 feet allows you a smooth ride, in this case a good tailwind and as well some safety factor in the case of engine failure.

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Selfie with  Mt. Teide

On our way down we have enjoyed some nice views of Teide and south of Tenerife:

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Enjoying the views

Teide

Teide

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Pico del Teide

Costa Adeje / Playa de las Américas

Costa Adeje / Playa de las Américas

South part of Tenerife

South part of Tenerife

La Gomera

La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

San Sebastían de La Gomera

Garajonay - National Park

Garajonay – National Park

La Gomera's old and new airports

La Gomera’s old and new airports

Turning on final over Jardin Tecina

Turning on final over Jardin Tecina

Short final into La Gomera

Short final into La Gomera

A short timelapse of crossing over to La Gomera and landing:  https://www.instagram.com/p/BUJn3qwAZUh

On our way back to Tenerife we flew around La Gomera and along the north coast of Tenerife, enjoying more spectacular views…

Best place to see Tenerife is from La Gomera :-)

Best place to see Tenerife is from La Gomera 🙂

La Gomera and Teide

La Gomera and Teide

Costa Los Gigantes

Costa Los Gigantes

Teide

Teide

And here we are, almost home! 🙂

Right base Rwy 12 at TFN

My favorite views…

My favourite views...

My favorite views…

Safe landings! 🙂

My favorite aerial views of Tenerife

I have made lots of aerial images of Tenerife. Now I made  a small selection of some of my favorites and share them with you. Which one is your favorite? 🙂

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Playa de las Teresitas

Playa de las Teresitas

El Médano

El Médano

Playa de las vistas

Playa de las vistas

Roque Tierra, Anaga

Roque Tierra, Anaga

Pico del Teide & The sea of clouds

Pico del Teide & The sea of clouds

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Gopro Mounted on the vertical stab

Gopro Mounted on the vertical stab

Snowed Mt. Teide

Snowed Mt. Teide

 

Somewhere over La Victoria, North Tenerife

Somewhere over La Victoria, North Tenerife

Tenerife North (GCXO/TFN) airport from the air

Tenerife North (GCXO/TFN) airport from the air

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The Vulcano at Güimar valley

The Vulcano at Güimar valley

Punta Teno

Costa los Gigantes from the air

Costa los Gigantes from the air

Pico del Teide & Costa Los Gigantes

Pico del Teide & Costa Los Gigantes

Anaga

Anaga

Montaña El Pulpito

Montaña El Pulpito

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Above Anaga

Mt. Teide

Mt. Teide

Mt. Teide above the clouds

Mt. Teide above the clouds

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Snowy MT. Teide

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Snowy MT. Teide

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