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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 159643
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Date:29-AUG-2013
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic FK12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
B&F Technik FK12 Comet
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: OO-F67
C/n / msn: 012-020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hannut/Avernas-le-Bauduin Airport (EBAV) -   Belgium
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:EBAV
Destination airport:EBAV
Narrative:
The aeroplane was performing aerobatics at very low altitude over the two aligned runways of a closed airfield, involving a flight at low level ending by wingover manoeuvres beyond each runway end. After the aeroplane repeated the manoeuvre twice, the aeroplane crashed into the ground of the northern runway at high speed.

Cause(s):
The aircraft crashed upon a sudden descending turn initiated by the pilot when flying level over the airfield, at very low altitude. The probable cause of this descending turn is a pilot action on the controls that could be related to:
- A loss of the ground visual reference due to smoke present above the airfield, or
- The pilot having a sudden medical event possibly caused by the pull-up action exercised a few seconds before the crash.

Contributing factor:
The pilotís unsafe behaviour was not reported to the Belgian CAA, as required by the Circular GDF-04U, preventing the BCAA from taking appropriate action.

Sources:

http://www.mobilit.belgium.be/nl/binaries/AAIU%202013-AII-7%20Final_tcm466-264621.pdf

Local Press : http://www.sudinfo.be/archive/recup/795838/article/regions/huy-waremme/actualite/2013-08-29/crash-d-un-ulm-a-avernas-le-bauduin-un-mort?noCookies=1
https://www.lavenir.net/cnt/dmf20130829_00352886


Images:


OO-F67 FK-12 Comet at Keiheuvel (EBKH) 29 July 2012 (photo: Harro Ranter)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Aug-2013 05:45 Belga11 Added
30-Aug-2013 05:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
30-Aug-2013 05:47 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn]
30-Aug-2013 06:05 harro Updated [Photo, ]
30-Aug-2013 06:07 harro Updated [Location]
30-Aug-2013 18:59 harro Updated [Date]
19-Mar-2015 19:56 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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