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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138023
Last updated: 3 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Registration: D-GEJT
C/n / msn: 34-7970197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thyrnau/Kapfham -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Straubing, EDMS
Destination airport:Targu Mures, LRTM
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
During climb engine #1 suffered partial power loss, which could have been cured by switching on the auxiliary fuel pump. The engine was not feathered either.
The engine #2 cylinder #5 did not work due to the contaminated injector nozzle. The entire #2 fuel pump was corroded and heavily contaminated.
The aircraft was overloaded by 276 kg (14%).
Due to low clouds at 300 ft AGL a careful selection of a suitable location for an emergency landing was impossible. A belly landing was executed on a meadow.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Combination of unexplainable power loss on engine #1, one faulty cylinder on #2 engine, overloading and deficient execution of emergency procedures.


BFU, Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung, Braunschweig

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Aug-2011 03:49 Uli Elch Added
14-Mar-2018 20:01 TB Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]

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