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Last updated: 26 May 2016
Datum:Freitag 9 Juli 2004
Zeit:18:40 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CL2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-215-1A10
Betrieben durch:OMNI - Aviação e Tecnologia
Gemietet von :SOREM - Società Richerche Esperienze Meteorologiche
Kennzeichen: I-SRMB
Werknummer: 1012
Baujahr: 1979
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:3313
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA3-E-231
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Chamadouro, Santa Domba Dão (   Portugal)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Seia Airport (LPSE), Portugal
Flug nach:Seia Airport (LPSE), Portugal
A Canadair CL-215-1A10 air tanker sustained substantial damage in an aborted takeoff accident at the Aguieira reservoir. Both pilots survived the accident.
The airplane was scooping water from the reservoir to combat a fire in the area. The pilot advanced the throttles to take off but the CL-215 drifted to the side. The pilot decided to abort the takeoff, steering the flying boat to a small bay. The CL-215 collided with the ground.

CAUSE (translated from original Portuguese report):
The poor directional control of the aircraft during take-off and the track during deceleration (after the abortion decision) in order to avoid collision with the bank, was the primary cause of this accident.
Thw following are considered contributing factors to the occurrence of the accident:
- Poor Crew Resource Management - lack of communication between the pilots about the type of aircraft and operations;
- The orographic conditions were substantially different from those where the crew received their training and developed their operational activities;


Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Gabinete de Prevenção e Investigação de Acidentes com Aeronaves (GPIAA) - Portugal
report status: Final
report number: 23/ACCID/2004
report released:22 November 2004
duration of investigation: 136 days (5 months)
download report: Relatório do acidente com uma aeronave da OMNI, marca Canadair, modelo CL 215, registo I-SRMB ocorrido na Barragem de Aguieira em 09 de julho de 2004 (GPIAA 23/ACCID/2004)


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