Accident Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II YU-DDB, 27 Jun 2019
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226622
 
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Date:27-JUN-2019
Time:10:59 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
Owner/operator:STS Avijacia
Registration: YU-DDB
MSN: 28-7916057
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Harghita, Vârfului Mădăraș -   Romania
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Târgu Mures Airport (TGM/LRTM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II crashed in a wooded area after a loss of engine power. Both occupants were injured.
The pilot successively attempted to resetting the engine control lever, but failed to restore power. He attempted to maintain the aircraft speed at 65-70 kt using a slight nose down attitude. When impact with the trees was imminent, he pulled selected flaps to decrease the speed on impact with the trees and pitched the aircraft so that the impact was first with the horizontal and ventral fuselage.
After contact with the ground, the aircraft caught fire and burned almost completely.

The investigating committee was unable to determine the exact cause of the loss of engine power, but considers that the most likely cause of the loss of engine power, under the circumstances, could be the occurrence of carburettor icing.

Sources:

https://evz.ro/avion-prabusit-harghita-smurd.html
https://stirescu.ro/actualitate/avion-prabusit-in-harghita-9157.html
registration source

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Royal-Air-Club/Piper-PA-28-161-Warrior-II/2161020/L (photo)

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 6 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 Jun 2014 YU-DDB STS Avijacija 0 Near Gradishte in Shumen District sub

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jun-2019 19:09 gerard57 Added
27-Jun-2019 20:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Jun-2019 19:15 Alexthespotter Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jun-2019 01:10 RobertMB Updated [Departure airport, Source]
21-Mar-2020 10:41 Alexthespotter Updated [Time, Operator]
12-Dec-2020 09:37 Erder Updated [Narrative]
12-Dec-2020 09:45 harro Updated [Narrative]
24-Dec-2021 16:46 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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