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:
Safe flying everyone!
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? 🙂
What else can we ask than calm winds and a good visibility? Maybe a full fuel tank, file the flight plan and get airborne to enjoy these views…
An image says more than 1000 words, so enjoy some of the views from my last 1 hour 40 minute long flight along Tenerife´s and La Gomera´s coast. 🙂
Wanted to share with you a timelapse from one of my latest flights around Tenerife.
It is called Around “Tenerife in 2 minutes”, and actually exactly in 1 minute and 50 seconds we will overfly 170 kms of the coast Tenerife.
Hope you´ll enjoy it!
In the past I used to fly more Piper, but in the last time I am starting to like to fly more and more the Cessna 172. Why? It’s because I like to take pictures (actually my GoPro’s are doing this job for me), and I like how the images look like. I try to use the suction mount on different places of the fuselage to ensure that I am definitely the first one in taking an image of Tenerife from this angle from an airplane… And I like to edit them. Even in such a short one hour flight around the island it is always a different story, a new experience, new views… And the Cessna is pretty photogenic :-). What do you think? Let me share with you some of images from my last flight with Cessna… Safe landings!
And a short video is a must! 😉
Recently I’ve made a flight with 2 friends spotters on the Piper from Tenerife North to La Palma and back.
As this was the first time for them on a small plane like this one, they were really enjoying the views from the cockpit and also from the co-pilot seat.
The weather was actually pretty good, almost no wind, no turbulence. Only some cloud layers between 3.000 – 8.000 feet. We were able to climb to get about them and wnjoy the views of the sea of clouds. It feels like to fly a big airliner…
The basic instrument training I´ve done was a great help to maintain the plane on the desired track when descending through the cloud layer. The basic thing is to look inside the cockpit on the instruments and trust your instruments and don’t look outside.
We did one touch and go at La Palma Mazo Airport (GCLA) and returned back to Tenerife North (GCXO). It was a great trip with great views in a great company!
Here I share with you some of the views and of course a short video as well.