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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233075
Last updated: 4 September 2020
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Time:c. 09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3
Owner/operator:JSW Steel Ltd.
Registration: VT-VDN
C/n / msn: 2763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Eradikera Village, Brahmasamudram Mandal, Anantapur, AP -   India
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mysore Airport (MYQ/VOMY)
Destination airport:Bellary Airport (BEP/VOBI)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
The Cirrus SR-22 aircraft VT-VDN was involved in a forced landing at Eradikera, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh at about 04:00 UTC.
While the aircraft was approximately at 45 NM from the destination airport, the pilot felt roughness in the engine and simultaneously, observed fuel seepage from the top engine cowling. The pilot checked all engine parameters and found these within limits. However, he observed that the fuel gush along with the engine roughness increased as the aircraft attempted to climb. Thereafter, he decided to carry out a forced landing.
After identifying a suitable plain area and assessing its surroundings, the pilot executed the forced landing. The aircraft touched down on its main landing gears and rolled for approximately 1013 feet before coming to a halt.

Probable Cause of the Incident
The incident was caused by fuel leakage from the factory fitted blanking nut installed on the fuel divider unit of the Engine.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of VT-VDN courtesy

Groningen - Eelde (EHGG / GRQ)
5 April 2018; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Revision history:

19-Feb-2020 02:57 Geno Added
19-Feb-2020 04:47 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2020 13:41 harro Updated [Operator, Narrative, Accident report, ]
04-Sep-2020 14:27 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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