Accident Diamond DA40CS Diamond Star VT-FGE, 24 Dec 2013
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Date:24-DEC-2013
Time:08:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40CS Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Academy (IGRUA)
Registration: VT-FGE
MSN: 40.1007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Chhindwara, Near Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:VAGD
Destination airport:Pachmarhi (overflying)- back VAGD
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The airplane struck terrain during a long navigation cross country solo flight. The trainee pilot died in the crash. P

Probable cause of the accident:
The cadet pilot deviated from his flight path and while flying low over the hills misjudged the heights of the tall trees over the hill top and while attempting to clear the obstacles hit the top of a tree and resulted into the fatal accident.

Sources:

https://archive.siasat.com/news/pune-trainee-pilot-killed-crash-519162/
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Flying-academy-plane-feared-to-have-crashed/articleshow/27871374.cms

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Dec-2013 10:06 gerard57 Added
25-Dec-2013 10:07 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
25-Dec-2013 10:21 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
25-Dec-2013 17:08 VT-NFH Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Oct-2022 18:56 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
12-Oct-2022 18:56 harro Updated [[Time, Narrative, Category, Accident report]]

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