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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138025
Last updated: 4 October 2020
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Time:08:18 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu
Registration: D-ELHB
C/n / msn: 46-8608038
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kirchborchen -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Niederstetten, ETHN
Destination airport:Paderborn/Lippstadt, EDLP
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
During approach on a private flight the pilot attempted to intercept the ILS RWY 24 at Paderborn/Lippstadt in IMC weather. He had only little IFR experience.
Flying rather erraticately and following the ATC Radar controllers instruction only partially, he finally lost control. The RH outer wing and the RH elevator broke off, and the Malibu crashed onto a field. Occupants (55-64).

The pilot attempted to intercept the ILS RWY 24 out of a somewhat unsuitable position, flying rather erraticately. This resulted in temporary loss of control. Trying to pull up, the RH outer wing broke off due to structural overload.
Despite possessing a valid IFR license, the pilot obviously did not have the necessary capability to execute this ILS approach.


BFU, Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung, Braunschweig
Hamburger Abendblatt 23 August 1999

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

Revision history:

19-Aug-2011 04:20 Uli Elch Added
10-Feb-2018 14:04 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]
01-Mar-2018 20:43 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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