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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Datum:donderdag 22 april 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Hélica - Helicópteros del Caribe
Registratie: YV-956C
Constructienummer: 851515
Bouwjaar: 1985
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Clesy (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Linköping-Saab Airport (LPI/ESSL), Zweden
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Linköping-Saab Airport en Porto-Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport bedraagt 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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