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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:vendredi 30 août 1957
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic TPIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1
Immatriculation: JZ-PPX
Numéro de série: 509
Année de Fabrication: 1957-06-05 (3 months)
Moteurs: 2 Alvis Leonides 514
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:13 km (8.1 milles) de Japen Island (   Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Aéroport de départ:Biak-Mokmer Airport (BIK/WABB), Indonésie
Aéroport de destination:Biak-Mokmer Airport (BIK/WABB), Indonésie
Twin Pioneer JZ-PPX took off from Mokmer at 09:30 for a local training flight. Takeoffs and landings were practiced and after some time the captain requested and received permission to carry out manoeuvres outside the circuit. During one of these manoeuvres, a right-hand turn, the right wing broke off. The aircraft lost control and spiralled down into the sea. The wreckage stayed afloat for a while and sank.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Commission is of the opinion that, on the ground of the available evidence of the accident with the Twin Pioneer G-AOEO, the accident with the JZ-PPX has to be put down with to certainty nearing probability to the failure of the V-brace strut due to fatigue, because both aeroplanes were equipped with the same type of liftstrut and V-brace construction and because both aeroplanes were used in the same manner. The JZ-PPX carried out many instruction flights at a low altitude, many take-offs and landings, many manoeuvres with high flight loads, possibly up to the maximum loads. The G-AOEO also carried out many demonstration flights at a low altitude with man take-offs and landings, many manoeuvres, also with possibly maximum loads. The term of life of the V-brace as declared by the manufacturer, was based on conditions of flight which are not in agreement with the reality. During a meeting at September 6, 1957, Mr MacCallum of Scottish Aviation Ltd. gave a value of 4000hrs which raised a discussion. The Commission is aware of the fact that he cannot give a positive opinion upon the cause of the accident because there are no silent witnesses present, but nevertheless is of the opinion that there is a close conformity with the accident of the G-AOEO."

» NRC Handelsblad Overzeese Weekeditie xx.09.1958 (p.11)


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