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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177063
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Time:09:48 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA40NG Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation
Registration: RA-02654
MSN: 40.NR013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Buguruslan, Orenburg Oblast -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Buguruslan Severny Airport (UWWB)
Destination airport:Buguruslan Severny Airport (UWWB)
Investigating agency: MAK
A Diamond DA40NG Diamond Star crashed during a training flight. The instructor and the student pilot were killed.

The cause of the accident with the DA 40 NG RA-02654 aircraft, most likely, was the aircraft entering a stall at an altitude insufficient to recover, when performing a type of engine failure simulation that was not provided for by the flight task.

The factors that contributed to the accident, most likely, were:
- the state of light alcoholic intoxication in which the pilot-instructor was;
- the lack of a control system in the BLU GA for the order and sequence of the training flight program;
- shortcomings in the methodology of flight training in the BLU GA, expressed in the absence of a clear regulation of operations and actions when performing flights with imitation of engine failure;
- inconsistency of the content of the “Program of one-time personal training of instructors”, developed by LTK SPbGU GA, with the goals and objectives for the solution of which it is intended;
- shortcomings in the methodological and professional training of the PIC instructor, which led to the delayed / incorrect adoption of measures to bring the aircraft into normal flight mode.


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


Photo: MAK

Revision history:

18-Jun-2015 10:28 Hans Gruber Added
18-Jun-2015 10:29 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
18-Jun-2015 11:38 Hans Gruber Updated [Source]
18-Jun-2015 12:49 Hans Gruber Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
19-Jun-2015 09:38 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
27-Aug-2020 15:35 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Dec-2020 14:09 harro Updated [Time, Accident report, Photo]
16-Dec-2020 14:10 harro Updated [Narrative]

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