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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145464
Last updated: 26 December 2020
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Type:3Xtrim 450
Registration: SP-YPL
C/n / msn: E53
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ružomberok airport LZRU -   Slovakia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:LZRU
Destination airport:?
On 6 May 2012 the pilot of a 3Xtrim 450 took-off from the grass runway 24.
After the take-off the pilot started to turn left at an altitude of 15 m, flew over LZRU Tower at an altitude of 35 m and continued the flight at a course of 170°. Then the pilot started a sharp left turn to a course of 060°. At an altitude of 40-50 m above the ground level the aircraft sharply turned left and suddenly tilted over forward. The aircraft made a 1.5 turn counterclockwise, vertical to the ground, at full engine output and hit the ground.
About 5 sec after the impact the aircraft caught fire and started to burn.

Causes of air accident:
· the pilot did not pay sufficient attention to the meteorological situation,
· the pilot overrated the capabilities of the aircraft with exceeded maximum take-off weight,
· poor mastering of the flying technique after the take-off.


Revision history:

06-May-2012 09:19 pe Added
06-May-2012 09:20 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
07-May-2012 03:13 signaal Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
11-Sep-2013 07:33 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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