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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66017
Last updated: 5 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Aeroklub Warszawski
Registration: SP-ZAP
C/n / msn: 172S9430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport -   Poland
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Kraków-Rakowice-Czyżyny Airport
Destination airport:EPBC
Plane crashed when returning to Warsaw after Malopolski Piknik Lotniczy Airshow shortly after takeoff. After the crash, the only conscious passenger was able to remove two other passengers from the wreckage, but since pilot's safety belts were jammed, he was unable to release pilot.
The plane got fire and exploded shortly after that, heavy burning two of three survivors, one of whom died in hospital the following day due to large burns.
Witnesses reported, that plane was probably overloaded.
According to a statement of the chairman of the PKBWL (State Aviation Accident Investigation Commission), the control wheel gust lock has not been removed before takeoff. The gust lock was improperly installed in a way that did not disable yoke movement completely and only restricted forward yoke movement, preventing lowering the angle of attack after takeoff.


Cessna - 172 SP-ZAP
PKBWL chairman's statement on TVP Info

Revision history:

28-Jun-2009 10:29 harro Added
28-Jun-2009 11:16 Anon. Updated
28-Jun-2009 12:12 signaal Updated
28-Jun-2009 22:31 pawelzmuda Updated
29-Jun-2009 09:28 Anon. Updated
29-Jun-2009 22:18 Anon. Updated
30-Jun-2009 04:15 harro Updated
02-Jul-2009 23:15 mikeepbc Updated

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