Accident Rockwelll Commander 112 OO-VGV, 11 Nov 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 266998
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Time:14:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwelll Commander 112
Registration: OO-VGV
MSN: 196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Goetsenhoven-Tienen Airfield, Flemish Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:EBCI
Destination airport:Goetsenhoven Airield (EBTN)
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A first touch and go was initiated on runway 24. Subsequently, the airplane went into the downwind leg to perform a second touch and go. At mid-section of the downwind leg the airplane was set in landing configuration without flaps. A few moments later, the engine started sputtering and stopped operating, forcing the pilot to perform an emergency landing off-field. The pilot climbed out uninjured leaving the airplane significantly damaged.

The cause of the accident is an engine failure due to a fuel system contaminated by water.
Contributing factors:
- Not fully adhering to the “Flight Manual” recommended pre-flight inspection.
- Lack of guidance in the airplane documentation to properly install the fuel tank drains.
- Draining the fuel system after having moved the airplane out the hangar.
- The fuel gascolator was not equipped with a remote system to control the drain valve.
- Fuel tank caps not fully watertight.
- Not draining the fuel system after the cleaning of the airplane.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

26 Feb 1988 OO-VGV private 0 Midden-Zeeland Airport, Zeeland min

Revision history:

21-Aug-2021 16:46 harro Added
21-Aug-2021 16:55 harro Updated [Destination airport]
29-Jun-2022 23:36 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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