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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213986
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Time:20:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181 Archer II
Owner/operator:AéroClub du Grand Lyon (ACGL)
Registration: F-GKEC
C/n / msn: 28-7890218
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Décines -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ile d'Yeu Airport (IDY/LFEY)
Destination airport:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY)
Investigating agency: BEA
The plane crashed into an Industrial building during approach and was completely destroyed. Both occupants were injured but survived the crash. One person was inside the buliding company, but she was not injured.

BEA Conclusion:
The motor suffered a power loss caused by fuel shortage. When the engine failure occurred, the pilot chose to proceed to a clear area. Not finding any landing surface, the pilot headed for the aerodrome. The remaining height at that time no longer allowed him to reach the runway even at the speed of maximum glide.
Contributed to the fuel failure:
- the decision to proceed with the flight without knowledge of the actual amount of fuel available on board;
- an adjustment of the engine parameters during the previous flight resulting in excessive fuel consumption;
- an error in the flight time countdown on the two previous flights that led to an incorrect calculation of fuel consumption.
Contributed to the accident:
- the pilot's poor experience on this type of aircraft, which probably led to an incorrect estimate of the glide angle;
- the decision to undertake a diversion without knowledge of the real autonomy remaining on board.
The engine did not regain power when the pilot changed tanks. It could not be determined whether the pilot voluntarily dried this tank during the flight.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


Photo of F-GKEC courtesy

Middelburg - Midden Zeeland (EHMZ)
1991; (c) Marijn Aarts (via Joop de Groot)

Revision history:

03-Aug-2018 05:31 gerard57 Added
03-Aug-2018 06:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Embed code]
03-Aug-2018 06:38 harro Updated [Phase, Destination airport, Embed code]
03-Aug-2018 07:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]
03-Aug-2018 11:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
03-Aug-2018 11:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
03-Aug-2018 12:02 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Aug-2018 08:29 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2018 08:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
20-Sep-2019 18:16 harro Updated [Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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