Loss of control Accident Piper PA-44-180 Seminole OO-TMS,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139542
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Date:Sunday 11 September 2011
Time:16:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Owner/operator:BAFA (Ben Air Flight Academy)
Registration: OO-TMS
MSN: 44-96268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sint-Truiden Airport (EBST) -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sint-Truiden Air Base (EBST)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On this day, the airplane was used to familiarize two student pilots with different situations of flight with one inoperative engine. As planned, the instructor started a L/H engine failure simulation after the take-off. The student pilot stabilized the airplane and flew in the airfield circuit up to the short final. At that moment, the student pilot claimed to be unable to adequately align the airplane to the runway. The instructor took over the control and landed the airplane. As the airplane was rolling on the runway, the instructor re-configured the controls of the airplane for take-off, when suddenly the airplane turned to the left and headed towards an embankment located perpendicularly to the runway. The instructor decided to expedite the take-off in order to recover control and to avoid a crash onto the embankment.
The airplane had passed just to the right of the embankment when one wing stalled causing a loss of control and a few violent contacts with the ground.

The cause of the accident is a loss of control during a touch and go performed with an undetected inoperative engine.
The left hand simulated inoperative engine probably became inoperative due to carburettor icing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

28-Oct-2011 05:36 harro Added
28-Oct-2011 05:48 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Embed code]
30-Jun-2022 02:58 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
07-Nov-2022 14:31 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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