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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145059
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Morane-Saulnier MS.880B Rallye Club
Owner/operator:Local Flying Club
Registration: N880V
C/n / msn: 1796
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ursel (EBUL) -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ursel (EBUL)
Destination airport:Ursel (EBUL)
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
During a simulated forced landing at EBUL the pilot realized at 1000 ft AGL he had missed the approach and decided to go around. The engine did not respond to the throttle opening and the pilot had no other choice than performing a forced landing on a field bordering the airfield. Before touch down, the right wing collided with a tree.
The accident was caused by an undetected engine failure during an exercise of engine failure simulation. The cause of the engine failure could not be determined with certainty. However, the simulated inoperative engine probably became inoperative due to fuel starvation, but the investigation could not exclude a carburettor icing phenomenon.
Contributing factors:
 The lack of speed up action on the throttle during the engine failure simulation prevented the pilot realizing the engine had actually failed.
 The electrical fuel pump was not set to ON.
 An almost empty fuel tank was selected.
 The late use of the carburettor heat system, after setting the throttle control to idle.
 The carburettor temperature indicator installed in the airplane was unserviceable.
 The use of automotive fuel making the carburettor more sensitive to icing.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-Apr-2012 00:47 sundevil Added
15-Apr-2012 00:51 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Apr-2012 12:21 Geno Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2013 17:42 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2017 14:02 harro Updated [Source]

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