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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 16 August 2009
Time:12:30
Type:Avcen Jetpod
Operator:Avcen
Registration: -
C/n / msn:
First flight: 2009-08-16 ()
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Taiping Airport (TPG) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Taiping Airport (TPG/WMBI), Malaysia
Destination airport:Taiping Airport (TPG/WMBI), Malaysia
Narrative:
The Avcen Jetpod prototype was destroyed when it crashed immediately after takeoff during its maiden flight. The Jetpod, a twin engine high-wing STOL jet, was said to have become uncontrollable at an altitude of about 200 m. The airplane crashed and burned.
The company test pilot, who was also founder of the company, died in the accident. According to the Malaysian Civil Aviation Department no flight plan was filed and the airplane was not registered in the Malaysian Civil Aircraft Register.

Sources:
» British aviation pioneer dies after prototype crashes in Malaysia (The Times, 17-8-2009)


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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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