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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187705
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Air Creation Tanarg 912
Registration: YR-5132
MSN: T07018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vădeni airfield, Brăila County -   Romania
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Vadeni
Destination airport:Vadeni
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
The ultralight trike, piloted by its owner, took-off from Vădeni airfield, Brăila County, Romania in order to perform a left hand circuit at a height of 100 m.
The aircraft entered the landing direction with a speed of almost 90 km/h and a glideslope at a smaller angle than the optimal one, due to which the pilot maintained the engine revving to maintain a constant flying speed. At one point the pilot has estimated that he had the optimum height and distance for landing and he reduced the engine rpm,
which led to the aircraft rapid loss of height.
The motorized hang gliderhang-glider frontally hit the embankment of a road at a distance of approximately 100 m from the landing field thereshold, and then it rolled over on the road surface, leading to the aircraft damage and serious injury of the pilot.

The cause of the accident is the aircraft rapid descent on the glideslope, after reducing the engine rpm at idle. The contributing causes were the incorrect estimation of height and distance from the targeted point for landing, as well as the lack of experience on this aircraft type and the long interruption from flight.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation YR-5132 (1) issued by CIAS to Romanian Air Club
Safety recommendation YR-5132 (2) issued by CIAS to Ministry of Transport Romania
Safety recommendation YR-5132 (3) issued by CIAS to RCAA

Revision history:

29-May-2016 05:34 bubu Added
19-Sep-2017 19:55 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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