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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198390
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:28-AUG-2014
Time:18:30
Type:Raj Hamsa X-Air F Gumnam
Owner/operator:
Registration: TF-142
C/n / msn: 1050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Mosfellsdalur, near Helgafell -   Iceland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Úlfarsfell
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Iceland
Narrative:
At 18:15 on August 28th 2014 an ultralight pilot took off from the ultralight air strip at Úlfarsfell. After less than 15 minutes of flying the ultralight‘s engine lost power. At this time the ultralight was flying at low altitude along Road 35 in Mosfellsdalur, near Helgafell about
0.5 km from Road 1. The pilot looked for a possible landing site and noticed a gravel road extending out from Road 35. As the ultralight was about to glide across Road 35 on its way to the emergency landing site, its left wing hit a light pole. The ultralight turned 180° and came to rest in the middle of Road 35.

The ITSB concludes that the cause of the accident was that the spark plug replacement was conducted using incorrect information in the engine‘s Operator‘s Manual.

Sources:

http://rnsa.is/media/3714/final-report-regarding-accident-of-tf-142-in-mosfellsdalur-on-28-august-2014.pdf

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation M-03114 T01 issued 10 August 2017 by TSB Iceland to Göbler Hirthmotoren KG


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Aug-2017 17:55 harro Added
15-Aug-2017 17:56 harro Updated [Aircraft type]

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