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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 14 août 2009
Heure:19:10
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Opérant pour:Skydive Portugal
Loué à :Avioarte Serviços Aéreos
Immatriculation: F-BTME
Numéro de série: U-79
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Heures de vol:22993
Cycles:17449
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Bairro de Almeirim, Évora (   Portugal)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Parachutage
Aéroport de départ:Évora Airport (LPEV), Portugal
Aéroport de destination:Évora Airport (LPEV), Portugal
Détails:
A Beechcraft 99 turboprop aircraft, registered F-BTME, was destroyed when it crashed in a residential area of Évora, Portugal.
The airplane was used for parachute jumping flights. On the day of the accident the flights started at eleven o’clock in the morning. The duration of each flight was about 15/20 minutes. At 18.47 the aircraft took-off for the last flight, carrying 12 equipped parachutists. The intention was to climb to 13 000 feet (AMSL), where parachute jumping would be started.
When passing about 9500 feet the left engine (#1) flamed out and the respective propeller was automatically feathered. The pilot stopped the climb at around 10500 feet and informed the parachutists that one engine had stopped and they should jump while he would proceed for landing with one engine inoperative.
Eleven parachutists jumped, in sequence. One returned to the cockpit and remained on board with the pilot. The pilot started descending for landing on runway 01 at Évora aerodrome (LPEV). He contacted the tower on left base leg for runway 01, but said nothing about the inoperative engine or any assistance required. He was told to report on final, which he never did.
He continued the approach for runway 01, with landing gear down and flaps at initial setting (13°), but keeping high speed. The aircraft made a low pass, over the entire runway length, without the wheels touching the ground. After passing runway end it continued flying, the pilot increased power on right engine (#2) and the aircraft started deviating to the left, with wings level and without showing significant climb tendency. The airplane overflew a nearby residential quarter, with a significant bank, until it hit a roof and crashed on the street, upside down, being engulfed in flames immediately.

Investigation later revealed that the pilot was only qualified to fly single engine aircraft. Also, he had recently started a company, Avioarte Serviços Aéreos, after purchasing the aircraft in France. The company had no Air Operator Certificate (or Air Work Operator Certificate) and was not registered with Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority (INAC).

Probable Cause:

Cause probable:
Cause principale:

La principale cause de cet accident a été l'incapacité pour le pilote, n’étant pas qualifié pour piloter cette classe d'aéronef, à effectuer un atterrissage avec un seul moteur en fonctionnement et de maintenir le contrôle directionnel lors de la remise des gaz avec un moteur défectueux.

Facteurs contributifs:
Les facteurs suivant ont été considérés comme contributifs:
1. Le pilote n’était pas qualifié pour piloter un avion multi-moteurs et n’avait pas les connaissances ni l'entraînement requis au pilotage de ce type d’avion.
2. Incapacité de gérer le carburant et omission d’effectuer les procédures requises par le constructeur.
3. Technique de vol inadéquate sans la prise de considération des caractéristiques de ce type d’avion.
4. Surveillance inadéquate des autorités compétentes concernant les activités aériennes sous licences et immatriculations étrangères à l’intérieur du territoire Portugais.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: GPIAA Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 12 months
Accident number: 29/ACCID/2009
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Évora: dois mortos confirmados em queda de avioneta (Diario Noticias, 15-8-2009)


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