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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199729
Last updated: 13 January 2021
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Time:15:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic Z37P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let Z-37A Cmelák C3
Owner/operator:Aeroklub Dubnica
Registration: OM-DCC
C/n / msn: 23-09
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Prievidza Airfield - LZPE -   Slovakia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Dubnica Airfield - LZDB
Destination airport:Prievidza Airfield - LZPE
Investigating agency: LNVU
Crews two Z-37 aircraft, registration marks OM-DCC and OM-CJA (Dusty Team), took off at 12:55 from Dubnica Airfield (LZDB) for a group flight under VFR conditions without a flight plan. There were two other persons on board of OM-DCC in the cabin.
The planned task involved approaching Prievidza Airfield (LZPE) with subsequent flight operations/demonstration above LZPE´s RWY 04/22.
After the two aircraft diverged perpendicularly to the axis of RWY 04/22, OM-DCC fell in a right climbing turn, hitting the ground with its right wing in a right-hand rotation.
The pilot of OM-DCC suffered fatal injuries and the persons in the cabin were injured in the accident.
The aircraft was destroyed.

Cause of the air accident
The cause of the accident was the performance of a sharp – extreme climbing right turn with persons on board, at a low height, at the limit of the performance capabilities of the aircraft type Z-37A-C3, with a subsequent stall at the top phase of the flight, causing the aircraft to fall on its right wing. Acrobatic turns are not permitted.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: LNVU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report



Photo of OM-DCC courtesy

Dubnica (LZDB)
12 September 2017; (c) Bart Hoekstra

Revision history:

16-Sep-2017 18:32 Alpine Flight Added
16-Sep-2017 19:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Sep-2017 19:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Sep-2017 19:30 Iceman 29 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Sep-2017 14:29 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Embed code]
13-Apr-2018 17:44 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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