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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75317
Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Time:c. 09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172R
Owner/operator:American Flyers Espana
Registration: EC-ITY
C/n / msn: 172-80546
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:LeganÚs (Madrid) -   Spain
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Madrid-Cuatro Vientos
Destination airport:Madrid-Cuatro Vientos
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
The aircraft with an instructor and student on board, took off from the airport of Madrid-Cuatro Vientos, with the intention of making takeoffs and landings. After a takeoff, the aircraft joined the traffic circuit. When turning to base leg of runway 28, the student cut the gas leaving the engine idling. Moments later, he felt he needed more power, and added power, but this action had no effect on the engine. After several attempts the pilot had to make a forced landing in a field. The aircraft contacted the ground a few meters before reaching the selected site in an area with very steep upslope, breaking the nose gear, which caused the aircraft to flip upside down. The two occupants of the aircraft were unharmed and were able to leave on their own.


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

Revision history:

28-Jun-2010 11:32 harro Added
25-Feb-2020 17:32 Philmarin Updated [Cn]

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