On September 15, 2009, at 2055 Western European Summer Time, a Piper PA-34-220T, OO-TML, registered to Ben-Air Flight Academy was destroyed upon impact with terrain during a night navigation training flight. The airplane had disappeared from radar and no communication contact could be established. The flight instructor and two students were fatally injured. The wreckage was discovered at 2145 spread over a large area.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Portugal. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Portugal. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Praça Duque de Saldanha, 31 - 4º
1050-094 LISBOA

Web: http://www.gpiaa.gov.pt

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