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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17321
Last updated: 20 March 2020
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Date:09-JUL-1977
Time:15:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata Rallye 150ST
Owner/operator:Omniflight
Registration: OO-AMA
C/n / msn: 2601
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:St. Denijs-Westrem Airfield, Ghent (EBGT) -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Ghent St. Denijs-Westrem (EBGT)
Narrative:
First registered in Belgium as OO-AMA on 15.10.1976. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9.7.1977 when ran into a stream after a forced landing at Ghent St. Denijs-Westrem airfield, Belgium. The aircraft suffered an engine failure due to fuel exhaustion whilst on final approach. According to one report, the pilot (named in contemporary press reports as André Buysse) incorrectly selected an empty fuel tank in one wing, instead of the full one in the other wing. All three persons on board survived.

Registration OO-AMA formally cancelled 12.12.1978.

Sources:

1. Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
2. http://www.airfield-ghent.be/aircraftcrashes/index.html
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/rallye.pdf
4. http://guy-vanderlinden.com/aircraftcrashes/index-en.html
5. http://guy-vanderlinden.com/aircraftcrashes/1977.05.09-oo-ama-st-denijs-westrem.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Apr-2008 07:00 ASN archive Added
09-Sep-2014 22:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2018 12:39 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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