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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193975
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Registration: YR-ARJ
MSN: 17269099
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Sarinasuf, Tulcea County -   Romania
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Strejnic-Ploiești aerodrome
Destination airport:near Sarinasuf
According to the available documents, the pilot obtained the flight license on 01.07.2016, having a total flight time of 53 hours, out of which 7 h 53 min after the date of license obtaining. The Romanian Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center did not find any records showing that the pilot used before, for landing, the field in the vicinity of Sarinasuf locality, this destination was chosen based on a verbal information. This resulted in not knowing the condition of the field surface on which he intended to land (vegetation, holes, unevenness) and which endangered landing in safety conditions.
The occurrence of this accident was based on the error in identifying the landing field and its condition, the field portion surface chosen for landing contributing decisively to the aircraft stop and nose over in the lagoon.


Revision history:

04-Mar-2017 21:06 harro Added

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