A short video o how Playa de las Américas looks like from the air.
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.
The 3 occupants were injured and were rescued by the helicopter of the Guardia Civil. There were no fatalities.
The plane seems to be moved from its initial position and most of the parts are already missing.
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:
On the 22nd of march 2019 the plane was transported by a helicopter to a scrap yard, where it will be scrapped by a company Rimetal. This was her final flight after 10 years on the mountain.
Safe flying everyone!
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!
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.
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.
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.
On our way down we have enjoyed some nice views of Teide and south of Tenerife:
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…
And here we are, almost home! 🙂
My favorite views…
Safe landings! 🙂
Just edited another video; this time from cloudsurfing on our way down to La Palma Airport.
Enjoy the cloudsurfing with me! 🙂