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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227772
Last updated: 22 July 2020
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Date:31-JUL-2019
Time:20:54
Type:Silhouette image of generic EV97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 EuroStar
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: OH-U438
C/n / msn: 2002 1606
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tampere–Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP), Pirkkala -   Finland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP)
Destination airport:Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP)
Investigating agency: SIAF
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted terrain during a takeoff attempt at Tampere–Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP), in Pirkkala, Finland.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the sole trainee onboard received fatal injures.
The investigation found no evidence of a technical fault with the airplane. The airplane type EV-97 is fitted with two pairs of adjacent pedals situated very close to each other. It is possible that the pilot sitting on the left (pilot) seat inadvertently pressed the co-pilot side’s left rudder pedal with his/her right foot – with the intention to press the right pedal of the pilot’s (left) seat.

Sources:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/01/c_138273622.htm
https://www.aamulehti.fi/a/62ed392a-fbdc-480d-8565-668d693b1c51
http://www.dailyfinland.fi/national/11809/Pilot-killed-in-light-plane-crash-at-Tampere-Pirkkala-airport
https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-10902713
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6366387 (photo)

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: SIAF
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jul-2019 22:52 Captain Adam Added
01-Aug-2019 01:21 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Aug-2019 19:38 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
08-Nov-2019 19:07 harro Updated [Narrative]
22-Jul-2020 17:20 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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