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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210807
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Time:c. 15:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K 252 TSE
Registration: D-ETFT
C/n / msn: 25-1227
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Flix, Tarragona, Catalonia -   Spain
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cascais Airport (LPCS)
Destination airport:Reus Airport (REU/LERS)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
At 13:40 on Saturday, 12 May 2018, after flying for 3 h 12 m, aircraft D-ETFT, with three persons on board, suffered an accident while on a private flight between Cascais and Reus. The aircraft impacted the terrain in a mountainous area in the municipality of Flix (Tarragona), 40 km west of its destination. Five minutes earlier the pilot had reported an engine failure, and 17 minutes earlier, the pilot had been informed that the destination airport was closed to VFR traffic.
The investigation has determined that the accident of aircraft D-ETFT was caused by destabilization and loss of control while attempting an emergency landing on a mountain road that was narrower that the aircraft's wingspan. The following contributed to the accident:
• The loss of engine power, which forced the emergency landing and which was caused by the complete fracture of the nozzle distribution line to the #3 cylinder on the fuel manifold valve.
• Deficient flight planning in terms of analyzing the weather and the area of the flight, which caused the aircraft to prolong its fiight and fly away from the destination airport and into a mountainous area where the engine failure occurred.


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



Revision history:

12-May-2018 18:37 gerard57 Added
12-May-2018 18:42 gerard57 Updated [Location]
12-May-2018 19:12 Anon. Updated [Source]
12-May-2018 19:23 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
12-May-2018 20:12 Geno Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
12-May-2018 22:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
14-May-2018 19:20 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
17-May-2018 10:10 Anon. Updated [Cn]
30-May-2018 12:49 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jul-2020 18:09 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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