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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211092
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Date:16-MAY-2018
Time:10:49 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PIVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pipistrel Virus SW100
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: 55-SE
C/n / msn: 532SWN100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:La Seu d'Urgell airfield, Lérida -   Spain
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:La Seu d'Urgell airfield
Destination airport:La Seu d'Urgell airfield
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The ultralight, registration 5SSE, was practicing takeoffs and landings on runway 03 at the airport of La Seu d'Urgell. It made an approach and then rose to a considerable altitude while turning left.
Immediately afterwards, it turned right and again left before falling to the ground in a vertical attitude and impacting the base of a tree outside the airport, next to the perimeter fence.
On board were the pilot and a passenger, who were killed on impact. The aircraft was destroyed.
The investigation has concluded that the accident occurred because the aircraft stalled as it was performing a go·around maneuver at low speed, exacerbated by the execution of a low-altitude turn and the stoppage of the engine.
The following factors contributed to the accident
- Taking off with excessive weight, which degraded the aircraft's performance.
- Making a non-stabilized approach.
- Placing the engine at idle in the last climb, with the ensuing engine stoppage.

Sources:

https://okdiario.com/sociedad/2018/05/16/seu-durgell-dos-muertos-estrellarse-ultraligero-lerida-2284449
https://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/cataluna/2018-05-16/dos-muertos-accidente-ultraligero-seu-urgell_1564372/
https://www.bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/event/atterrissage-dur-remise-de-gaz-collision-avec-une-cloture-denceinte-de-laerodrome/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Images:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-May-2018 13:50 gerard57 Added
16-May-2018 14:12 Anon. Updated [Source]
16-May-2018 18:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Embed code, Photo, ]
25-May-2018 16:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Dec-2018 12:17 harro Updated [Embed code]
06-Mar-2019 20:12 harro Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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