Accident Neiva P-56C1 Paulistinha CS-ALB, 18 Aug 2012
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Date:18-AUG-2012
Time:16:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAUL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Neiva P-56C1 Paulistinha
Owner/operator:Aero Club de Braga
Registration: CS-ALB
MSN: 1162
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Braga (BGZ) -   Portugal
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LPBR
Destination airport:LPBR
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Aircraft departed LPBR for a recreational flight towards Ponte de Lima. The pilot was a very experienced pilot and instructor and the co-pilot was also very experienced.
On the return to LPBR, the pilot performed a touch-and-go on RWY25.
Witnesses reported that after second takeoff, the aircraft started a turn left and began to stall and lose altitude, crashing beyond sight of the airfield and into a backyard of a private home.

Probable causes:
Engine failure (IFSD) improperly managed by the pilot when trying to return to the airfield, resulting in aircraft loss of control.
It is likely that the engine power loss was due to improper fuel management and selection.

Contributing factors
Pilot lack of preparation:
- to deal with the engine failure during take-off emergency,
- on fuel management and selection to/during the flight.

Sources:

https://www.jn.pt/paginainicial/pais/concelho.aspx?Distrito=Braga&Concelho=Braga&Option=Interior&content_id=2725661
https://ifronline.blogspot.com/2012/08/acidente-com-paulistinha-mata-dois-em.html
http://www.handbook.aero/hb_airportpage.html?recnum=1243
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/CS-ALB.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 years and 4 months
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation No. 16/2018 issued by GPIAAF to EASA


Images:


Photo: GPIAAF

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2012 12:16 CV990 Added
18-Aug-2012 13:37 Anon. Updated [Source]
19-Aug-2012 01:20 Crazy_Guitar Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Aug-2012 11:18 Crazy_Guitar Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
23-Aug-2012 20:40 Geno Updated [Location, Source]
25-Aug-2012 09:38 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
05-Sep-2012 03:34 Anon. Updated [Source]
24-Jan-2017 16:50 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2017 16:52 TB Updated [Source]
28-Dec-2018 20:25 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative, Accident report, ]
28-Dec-2018 20:27 harro Updated [Photo]

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