On March 22, 2006, at 1805 UTC, a Mooney M-20K, Spanish-registered EC-JCT, s/n 25-0827, was destroyed when while manuevering after takeoff, the airplane impacted terrain near Aerodrome de El Berriel (GCLB), San Bartelome de Tirajana, Grand Canaria, Canaria Islands, Spain. A post-impact fire ensued. The private pilot, the sole person on board the airplane, was fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal cross-country flight originated at GCLB and was en route to Las Palmas, Grand Canaria, Canary islands, Spain.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of Spain. Any further information may be obtained from:

Comision de Investigacion de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil (CIAIAC)
C/ Fruela, 6
28011 Madrid,

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the CIAIAC of the Republic of Spain.

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