Mid-air collision Accident Diamond DA40D Diamond Star TDI PH-TDE, 22 Oct 2012
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Time:16:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40D Diamond Star TDI
Owner/operator:Wings over Holland
Registration: PH-TDE
MSN: D4.106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Zeeasterweg, Dronten, Flevoland -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:EHLE (LEY)
Destination airport:EHLE (LEY)
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Diamond DA40D Diamond Star TDI (PH-TDE) and a General Avia F-22BV Pinguino (D-EDMJ) crashed following a mid-air collision. The accident happened during an air-to-air photo flight.
Both aircraft came down in a field.

The two occupants of the DA-40D were killed and the two occupants of the F-22BV Pinguino were airlifted to hospital by Lifeliner 1 and Lifeliner 4 helicopters in serious condition.

The General Avia F-22BV was acquired by Wings over Holland in September 2012 following the fatal accident of their F-22B PH-MRB on August 16, 2012.

Investigation learned that the F-22 pilot performed an unplanned barrel roll. During this roll the aircraft descended sideways on top of the DA40's horizontal stabilizer. The DA40 pilot lost control because the stabilzer had been sheared off in the collision.
No probable cause could be established. The weather was not a factor.
The safety board considers it possible that the F22's engine suffered a brief loss of power, or that the pilot made a steering error. This could have led to a loss of visual contact with the DA40, possibly also due to the position of the sun.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


PH-TDE Diamond DA40-D at Seppe (EHSE), 09 May 2009; photo: H.Ranter

Revision history:

22-Oct-2012 09:04 gerard57 Added
22-Oct-2012 10:32 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
22-Oct-2012 10:33 harro Updated [Source, Damage]
22-Oct-2012 10:54 harro Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator]
22-Oct-2012 11:05 harro Updated [[Time, Registration, Cn, Operator]]
22-Oct-2012 11:24 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2012 11:43 harro Updated [Source]
22-Oct-2012 11:46 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
22-Oct-2012 11:48 Propwash Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
22-Oct-2012 12:47 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2012 12:48 RobertMB Updated [Source]
22-Oct-2012 13:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
11-Jun-2014 12:03 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2020 19:50 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
13-Jun-2022 21:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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