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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 22 April 1999
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Fluggesellschaft:Hélica - Helicópteros del Caribe
Kennzeichen: YV-956C
Werknummer: 851515
Baujahr: 1985
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Clesy (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Linköping-Saab Airport (LPI/ESSL), Schweden
Flug nach:Porto-Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO/LPPR), Portugal
The Let was on a ferry flight from Sweden to Venezuela. It departed Linköping in Sweden, bound for Porto in Portugal. Over France at FL55 the no. 2 engine quit, followed by the no. 1 engine. A forced landing was carried out in a field. After 400 m the airplane collided with some trees.
It appeared that the aircraft was equipped with 13 metal cans containing fuel secured in the cabin. Transfer to the structural tanks was done using an electrical pump. The crew was transferring 170 L of fuel per hour to the wing tanks, while the hourly consumption was around 360 L. from Sweden to Portugal when it crashed near Caen, probably due to fuel exhaustion. The Let had been fitted with an uncertified additional fuel tank .

Probable Cause:

The accident was due to incomplete flight preparation, faulty fuel management and insufficient knowledge of the aircrafts performance.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Linköping-Saab Airport to Porto-Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport as the crow flies is 2540 km (1587 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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