Accident Cessna 172R Skyhawk D-EWAE, 16 Jul 2022
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 280437
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172R Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Westflug Flight Training GmbH
Registration: D-EWAE
MSN: 17280045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Würselen, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Aachen-Merzbrück Airfield (AAH/EDKA)
Destination airport:Aachen-Merzbrück Airfield (AAH/EDKA)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Cessna 172R Skyhawk was substantially damaged when it impacted the terrain while on approach to Aachen-Merzbrück Airfield (AAH/EDKA), North Rhine-Westphalia.
The flight instructor sustained fatal injuries, and the student pilot sustained serious injuries and died 5 days later in hospital.

Flight tracking data shows that the Cessna was approaching runway 25 at the time of the accident. When the aircraft was 2500 m short of the runway, a Robinson R44 helicopter (D-HCMB) turned onto final approach, about 1200 m in front of the Cessna. The investigation is ongoing. It is unclear if the helicopter was a factor in the accident.

Sources: (photo)
Ex N352ES


Revision history:

16-Jul-2022 16:51 gerard57 Added
16-Jul-2022 22:35 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2022 22:45 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2022 05:33 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
19-Jul-2022 05:41 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2022 06:59 witeblax Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Narrative, Photo]
29-Jul-2022 07:05 harro Updated [Narrative]
17-Nov-2022 01:29 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
21-Dec-2022 07:39 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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