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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182353
Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Time:16:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PISI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pipistrel Sinus
Registration: YR-5454
MSN: 658 SFN 912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Băleni airfield / Ilfoveni, Dāmbovița -   Romania
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ilfoveni Aerodrome
Destination airport:Chitila airfield
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
The plane was struck by a gust of wind and crashed. The pilot was seriously injured.

Cause of the accident
The cause of the accident was the incorrect estimation of the flight height relative to the dimensions of the aircraft and its position during the execution of the turn, which led to hitting the ground with the right wing tip, due to maneuvers
performed at a very low height, the pilot failing to provide the safety measures imposed by such an evolution and without paying attention to the position of the sun and the evolution of the wind.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

15-Dec-2015 19:01 gerard57 Added
15-Dec-2015 19:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
14-May-2020 14:24 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-May-2020 14:24 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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