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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172747
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:04-JAN-2015
Time:20:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PETR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
EDRA Super Petrel LS
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: PU-PEK
C/n / msn: S0284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Toledo , Paraná -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Toledo , Paraná, SBTD
Destination airport:Cascavel , Paraná
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Narrative:
A Pétrel LS ultralight impacted a soy bean field, causing the death of the pilot. Unconfirmed nformation states that the 19 year-old pilot would have made radio contact with his father after having taken off and reported that there had been a breakdown in the aircraft. The father was piloting another ultralight

CENIPA. Analysis of these items by certified mechanics and engineers revealed other problems concerning the Petrel/Super Petrel model and the Edra/Scoda quality control: its fuselage is not made of carbon fiber, as it is advertised; the aircraft has non-aeronautical components; Super Petrel does not have a fuel indicator for each of its three tanks, to name but a few.

The CENIPA official report also revealed information regarding the manufacturer of the aircraft: Although there was a mandatory alert service bulletin—the equivalent of a recall—warning that the company should replace the engine’s fuel hose and that the “non-compliance with these instructions could result in … fatal injury.” Edra/Scoda informed that the piece was replaced during aircraft production, but the report shows that it was not replaced, with the flight ending in anticipated fatality.

Sources:

https://www.jornaldooeste.com.br/noticia/piloto-de-19-anos-morre-em-acidente-com-aeronave-experimental
http://cgn.uol.com.br/noticia/118636/aviao-cai-em-lavoura-de-soja-no-interior-de-toledo-logo-apos-decolagem-e-piloto-cascavelense-morre
https://www.fairobserver.com/region/latin_america/brazils-aviation-industry-flies-wings-trouble-88862/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CENIPA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2015 07:55 cleberjc Added
07-Jan-2015 08:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator]
12-Jan-2015 12:50 Chieftain Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Jan-2015 12:55 harro Updated [Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 18:43 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Oct-2016 06:54 Bobs Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2018 18:23 harro Updated [Narrative]

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