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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175718
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Date:27-APR-2015
Time:15:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Comco Ikarus C42B
Owner/operator:Motorfluggruppe Obersimmental
Registration: HB-WAS
MSN: 0605-6819
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Zweisimmen / Bern -   Switzerland
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Zweisimmen Airfield (LSTZ)
Destination airport:Zweisimmen Airfield (LSTZ)
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Narrative:
The aircraft came down in a river during to simulated engine failure exercise. Both occupants were injured.

Cause:
"The accident consisted of a collision with the terrain due to the fact that during a simulated engine failure with a reversing curve from too low a height, it was not possible to increase the power of the engine."

Sources:

https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/bern/zwei-personen-verletzt-kleinflugzeug-stuerzt-in-die-simme-id3703937.html
http://www.20min.ch/ro/news/suisse/story/Un-avion-s-ecrase-dans-l-Oberland-bernois-28717513
https://www.bernerzeitung.ch/region/thun/Zwei-Verletzte-bei-Flugzeugabsturz-in--Zweisimmen-/story/14560630
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1123565/
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oBWZjb1FvDk

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Apr-2015 19:37 p3aviation@bluewin.c Added
27-Apr-2015 19:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Apr-2015 20:24 Geno Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code]
13-Oct-2018 18:57 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
13-Oct-2018 18:58 harro Updated [Time, Narrative]

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