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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243359
Last updated: 11 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III
Owner/operator:Airpilot Escuela de Vuelo SL
Registration: EC-JOO
C/n / msn: 3448035
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport (ECV/LECU) -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport (ECV/LECU)
Destination airport:Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport (ECV/LECU)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
On Thursday 17 September 2020, the aircraft Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III, registration EC-JOO, suffered an accident at Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport (ECV/LECU) during landing.
After making a touching down normally, the student pilot, instead of applying power, as the instructor pilot indicated, activated the lever of the landing gear. The instructor, on noticing this, corrected the student who again pressed the lever of the landing gear to extend it. However, they could not prevent the nose wheel from retracting and the aircraft from hitting the runway. The instructor took over the controls of the aircraft and managed to stop it at exit J3, on the right side of the runway.
The student pilot and the instructor pilot were unharmed from the accident and the aircraft suffered damage to the propellers and the lower part of the fuselage.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Sep-2020 12:25 harro Added
28-Sep-2020 09:13 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2021 19:01 harro Updated [Accident report]

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