Accident Magnus eFusion HA-XEF,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211707
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Date:Thursday 31 May 2018
Time:10:02 LT
Type:Magnus eFusion
Owner/operator:Magnus Aircraft Zrt.
Registration: HA-XEF
MSN: MG 11-004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pécs-Pogány Airport -   Hungary
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Pécs/Pogány Airport (PEV/LHPP)
Destination airport:Pécs/Pogány Airport (PEV/LHPP)
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The experimental, electrically powered experimental Magnus eFusion aircraft with registration sign HA-XEF took off from Pécs-Pogány Airport for a local VFR training flight with two people on board.
After take-off from runway 16 of the aerodrome, the aircraft was flying along the right traffic circuit, roughly at the place of the second turn of the right traffic circuit when, at 10:02 am, after a steep descent, it crashed to the ground at a low angle, and caught fire. The 2 occupants died.

The IC concluded during the investigation that the cause of the occurrence was that the pilots had lost their situation awareness.
The IC identified low flight altitude, unusual behaviour of the aircraft for the aircrew, and the PIC’s fatigue as factors which contributed to the occurrence. In addition, the differences in the pilots’ levels of experience gained as flight instructor and as pilot for the given aircraft may also have contributed to the occurrence.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 6 months
Download report: Final report





Photo: KBSZ


Revision history:

31-May-2018 09:17 bbmaci Added
31-May-2018 10:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
31-May-2018 10:42 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
31-May-2018 10:55 bbmaci Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
31-May-2018 13:35 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2018 16:46 harro Updated [Narrative, Plane category]
31-May-2018 18:06 Anon. Updated [Damage]
31-May-2018 19:17 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo, ]
01-Jun-2018 21:37 Iceman 29 Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2018 21:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Jun-2018 16:58 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
19-Sep-2018 17:25 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2018 17:39 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Sep-2018 17:41 harro Updated [Photo]
03-Oct-2018 05:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
19-Feb-2020 06:58 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code]
06-Dec-2020 18:09 harro Updated [Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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