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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190710
Last updated: 16 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P
Owner/operator:Western Greece Aeroclub
Registration: 5B-CLB
MSN: 17275551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Helmos - near Kalavryta Peloponnese -   Greece
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LGMG
Destination airport:LGMG
Investigating agency: AAIASB
A Cessna 172P impacted a mountainside during a training flight. It came down in a wooded area of an elevated small plateau between hills, at 4,820ft. elevation. The aircraft caught fire on impact and most of the wreckage was consumed by the fire.

The low-speed, left-hand turn, right-hand wind direction and low flight height, resulted in the airplane entering a descent without the required height to exit from it.
The incorrect perception of the situation of the pilot by the instructor, resulting in the inadequate performance to overcome a mountain obstacle and exit the valley.
The non-implementation of the submitted flight plan, resulting in the flight of the aircraft in a mountainous area at a low altitude.

Contributing Factors
The following contributing factors emerged from the investigation process:
Inadequate standardization in the performance and supervision of education as well as inappropriate monitoring of compliance in accordance with the Agency's procedures.
Incomplete communication between the Agency's staff resulting in inadequate evaluation of the instructor by the Head of Training and Head of Flight Trainer.
The failure by the CAA to carry out audits to the Education Organization for compliance in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

17-Oct-2016 14:41 blacksheep Added
17-Oct-2016 15:40 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2016 09:48 Anon. Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Damage]
19-Oct-2016 10:51 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn]
19-Oct-2016 10:51 petakas Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Oct-2016 05:23 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Sep-2018 19:28 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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