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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24131
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EUPA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Europa 912
Registration: PH-EAF
C/n / msn: 323
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bondues, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Marcq-en-Baroeul Airport, Bondues, France.
Destination airport:Marcq-en-Baroeul Airport, Bondues, France.
Investigating agency: BEA
Loss of engine power. The pilot attempted a forced landing in a field but lost control on final approach.
Cause: clogged and contaminated fuel filter.

The airplane had no certificate of airworthiness and was not officialy registered in the Netherlands, quote

"09.22.1997 Europa 912 PH-EAF Reserved for A,O.M van den Berghe, Lokeren, Belgium. Initially accounted for as PH-EFA. Mr Van den Berghe flew with this handset without there being awarded a Certificate of Registry or BvL. He had the necessary documents self 'manufactured' by doing some creative activities with Belgian documents. That apparently was the French authorities succeed given the impression that a/c was okay."

On September 17, 1999, however, he crashed with this aircraft near Marcq-en-Baroeul Airport, Bondues, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region of France (6.1 km north-northeast of Lille, at approximate co ordinates 5041′14″N, 00304′33″E)



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-May-2012 05:39 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2016 16:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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