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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175175
Last updated: 15 July 2020
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Date:25-SEP-2007
Time:15:09 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA42 MPP Twin Star
Owner/operator:SC AERO GETIC SRL
Registration: OE-FCD
C/n / msn: 42.007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Valcea -   Romania
Phase: En route
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:LRCV
Destination airport:LRCV
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed on a local-flight from Craiova Airport - LRCV. All three occupants (Two Austrians and one Romanian) were killed.

Causes of accident occurrence:
The probable cause of the accident occurrence is the inability to control the aircraft attitude with belly pod scanning system configuration, on a flight with oneinoperative engine
Favoring causes:
1) Right engine stop due to the failure of the propeller pitch regulating valve (PPRV).
2) Stopped engine propeller pitch moving from feather position.
3) Flaps actuation without the aircraft being stabilized after exiting the turn and in speed limit conditions.
4) Aircraft weight over the maximum admitted limit.
5) Center of Gravity behind the rear limit provided by the manufacturer.
6) Performing the scanning mission in a mountainous area, below the quotas level of the surrounding mountains.

Sources:

http://www.oe24.at/oesterreich/chronik/Oesterreichisches-Kleinflugzeug-in-Rumaenien-abgestuerzt/154156
http://www.aias.gov.ro/images/publicatii/rapoarte-de-investigatie/2007.09.25_RF_OE-FCD_EN.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of OE-FCD courtesy AirHistory.net


Paris - Le Bourget (LFPB / LBG)
20 June 2007; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Apr-2015 12:54 FLYINGBROTHER1 Added
13-May-2020 11:22 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2020 11:23 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]
14-May-2020 14:27 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-May-2020 14:28 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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