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Last updated: 26 March 2019
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Date:Thursday 7 July 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Let
Registration: OK-162
C/n / msn: X03
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Nedakonice (   Czech Republic)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Uherské Hradište-Kunovice Airport (UHE/LKKU), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Uherské Hradište-Kunovice Airport (UHE/LKKU), Czech Republic
Narrative:
The third Let L-410UVP prototype crashed when the tail broke off in flight.
The limits were exceeded when the test pilot tested the rudder very insensitively.

Classification:
Tail failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Petr Viskot (e-mail 23-4-2016)
» Stan Zemlicka (E-mail, 27-2-2011)
» Vaclav Kudela


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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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