Accident Cetus A-900 (Van's RV-9) RA-1856G, 22 Oct 2016
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Time:13:53 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cetus A-900 (Van's RV-9)
Registration: RA-1856G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kersha, Tambov Oblast -   Russia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: MAK
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cetus A-900 (factory built RV-9) crashed into a reservoir.

The most probable cause of the accident with the Cetus A900 RA-1856G was the pilot's incorrect perception of altitude during intensive maneuvering at an extremely low altitude over a noncontrasting, directionless water surface, which led to uncontrolled descent and contact with water by landing gear struts, followed by abrupt braking and aircraft crashing into the water.

Final Report:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MAK
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Nov-2016 20:05 Hans Gruber Added
29-Jun-2022 18:56 Hirurg Updated [Time, Source]
29-Jun-2022 18:58 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature, Narrative, Accident report]

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