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Last updated: 8 November 2020
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Date:06-NOV-2020
Time:c. 12:37 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182T Skylane
Owner/operator:Eindhovense Aero Club Motorvliegen
Registration: PH-BBC
C/n / msn: 18281983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:near Veen -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH)
Destination airport:Eindhoven Airport (EIN/EHEH)
Narrative:
During a prof check flight, a Cessna 182T struck an object while in flight at an altitude of about 1400 feet close to Veen, the Netherlands.
The pilots initially assumed the aircraft had suffered a bird strike and feared the undercarriage might have been damaged.
An AH-64 Apache helicopter, operated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force was operating in the area and performed an in-flight visual check. No damage to the undercarriage was observed.
The aircraft then turned back to Eindhoven Airport where a normal landing was made about 12:54 UTC.

It is now assumed a drone might have struck the aircraft as there was damage to the nose of the aircraft and propeller. A police investigation ruled out a bird strike.

Sources:

https://www.omroepbrabant.nl/nieuws/3287349/piloten-schrikken-van-vermoedelijke-botsing-met-drone-dit-had-anders-kunnen-aflopen
https://nos.nl/artikel/2355577-sportvliegtuig-botst-vermoedelijk-met-drone-en-maakt-voorzorgslanding.html

Media:


Images:

Photo of PH-BBC courtesy AirHistory.net


Groningen - Eelde (EHGG / GRQ)
17 September 2020; (c) Kas van Zonneveld

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Nov-2020 12:27 harro Added
08-Nov-2020 13:53 harro Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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