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Date:05-SEP-2020
Time:15:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic ECHO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tecnam P92 Echo Super
Owner/operator:F-Air
Registration: OK-QUU-90
MSN: 1373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Rokycany Airfield (LKRY) -   Czech Republic
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LKBURA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Narrative:
The pilot and passenger on board performed a recreational navigation flight. After a stopover in the area of ​​SLZ LKBURA, where they stayed for about 1.5 hours, they continued the flight on the planned route. After passing the village of Zbiroh at 2,500 ft, the pilot noticed a growing difference in the indication of the amount of fuel in the left and right tanks. The pilot made a right 360 turn to compare fuel levels. As the situation did not improve, the pilot turned on the electric fuel pump, closed the fuel cock of the right fuel tank and continued flying directly to LKRY. Subsequently, the engine began to lose power and did not respond to the movement of the drawbar rod. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing in the terrain and extended the flaps to the take-off position. The engine stopped while approaching the area. The plane flew over a high-voltage line and, after a hard landing, rolled onto its back in a field.
A tractor driver helped the pilot leave the aircraft and together they rescued the passenger from the cabin. After resuscitation, he was flown to the hospital, where he died on the 4th day after the accident. The pilot was slightly injured.

Causes
The cause of the accident was an engine shutdown due to a fuel supply interruption caused by improper manipulation of the fuel tap on one of the fuel tanks during flight and subsequent failure to make an emergency landing in the field.

Sources:

https://www.novinky.cz/krimi/clanek/na-rokycansku-u-dalnice-d5-spadlo-sportovni-letadlo-dva-zraneni-40335421
https://www.lidovky.cz/domov/pri-padu-maleho-letadla-na-rokycansku-se-zranili-dva-lide-jeden-z-muzu-utrpel-vazna-zraneni.A200905_163653_ln_domov_ele

https://www.f-air.cz/en/aeroplane/tecnam-p92-echo-super

http://www.aeroplany.cz/gallery/t31483648156-planes.jpg (photo)

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: UZPLN
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Images:

Photo of OK-QUU-90 courtesy AirHistory.net


Jihlava (LKJI)
10 September 2012; (c) Erik Frikke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Sep-2020 16:08 Petr_Vtk Added
05-Sep-2020 16:09 harro Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2020 16:16 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Sep-2020 16:53 Milos Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
05-Sep-2020 16:55 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
05-Sep-2020 17:00 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Operator, Source]
11-Jun-2021 19:27 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
11-Jun-2021 19:34 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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