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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169130
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:23-AUG-2014
Time:16:18 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-7A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: LN-DSF
C/n / msn: 71683
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Špičník mountain, 7 km S Modrava -   Czech Republic
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:EDMF
Destination airport:EDCY
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Narrative:
The RV-7 collided with a mountain. The pilot died.

Causes
The probable cause of the air accident was pilot's inadequate decision to continue in flight at the level where the conditions did not allow for flying in visibility set forth for VFR flights and in constant visibility of the ground. As a result, the pilot failed to maintain a safe altitude and was unable to avoid a collision against trees in the mountainous terrain
in time.
The situation was probably adversely affected by the following concurring circumstances:
- The pilot did not report his situation and his intended procedure to the FIC in time.
- When flying into the clouds, the pilot depended on the autopilot and did not use the warning mode regarding the imminent danger of an impact to the ground in time.

Sources:

http://www.uzpln.cz/pdf/incident_USZypzsQ.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Aug-2014 11:55 Vaclav Kudela Added
24-Aug-2014 12:13 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
25-Aug-2014 05:28 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Destination airport]
26-Aug-2014 11:38 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2014 19:45 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage]
23-Jul-2015 19:52 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2016 05:31 junior sjc Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2017 17:22 junior sjc Updated [Nature, Narrative]
24-Apr-2018 18:30 harro Updated [Time, Nature, Narrative]

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