Accident Steen Skybolt CP-X3109, 13 Jul 2019
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227113
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Steen Skybolt
Registration: CP-X3109
MSN: 009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:La Enconada, Santa Cruz -   Bolivia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:La Enconada Airfield
Destination airport:La Enconada Airfield
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the execution of aerobatic maneuvers, the crew lost control of the aircraft, stalling and descending abruptly in a spiral with the nose down (spin), until impacting the ground approximately 850 meters from threshold 33 of the airfield. As a result of the accident, the aircraft was destroyed; the two occupants suffered fatal injuries due to the violent deceleration and impact against the ground. The aircraft was performing recreational flights and aerobatics near the "La Enconada" aerodrome, the two occupants of the aircraft were pilots with valid aeronautical licenses and medical certificates, the event occurred in broad daylight, there were no signs of fire before, during or after the accident.

Probable causes:
The probable causes, which caused the accident were the following:
- Loss of control of the aircraft in flight, due to fuel exhaustion and probable engine shutdown, in a critical phase or condition of the aerobatic flight.
- Loss of situational awareness and wrong decision making by the crew, before and during the flight.
Mismanagement and miscalculation of fuel management.
Contributing Factors:
- Required or no experience of the crew to perform aerobatic flights safely.
- None of the pilots of the aircraft were trained for aerobatic or demonstration flights.
- The pilots' flight hour records show a lack of experience for the type of flight activity they were performing on the day of the accident.

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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

14-Jul-2019 05:19 gerard57 Added
14-Jul-2019 05:56 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Jul-2019 07:14 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source]
14-Jul-2019 08:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
14-Jul-2019 08:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jul-2019 18:43 Captain Adam Updated [Operator]
26-May-2022 15:58 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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