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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225959
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Time:21:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Europa XS Monowheel
Registration: LV-X511
C/n / msn: 01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Escobar -   Argentina
Phase: Approach
Departure airport: SA2U
Destination airport:Belén De Escobar Airport (SA2U)
Investigating agency: JST
The experimental plane crashed during take off phase. The pilot and owner was badly injured and died despite the efforts from emergency services.

Conclusions regarding factors related to the accident
- The aircraft was not certified as compliant with current regulations. It had a variable pitch propeller system in flight, which had not been reported to ANAC and invalidated the airworthiness certificate issued.
- The propeller pitch control system did not have stops limiting the maximum and minimum pitch angle.
- At the time of the accident, the propeller pitch control was not properly fastened, so that its activation did not generate changes in the blade angle.
- The propeller system did not have any elements that allowed to fix a propeller pitch position.
- During the ascent, the aircraft suffered a loss of traction due to a variation in the propeller pitch.
- The pilot decided to make a return turn to the runway, without having enough height to perform the maneuver, which caused the loss of control of the aircraft.

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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JST
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

09-Jun-2019 05:30 gerard57 Added
09-Jun-2019 06:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
09-Jun-2019 08:03 RobertMB Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source]
09-Jun-2019 12:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
09-Jun-2019 17:15 Anon. Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jun-2019 19:48 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2020 18:13 harro Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative, Accident report]

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