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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199074
Last updated: 22 July 2021
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Date:19-AUG-2017
Time:17:18 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic FK9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
B&F Technik FK-9 Mark IV
Owner/operator:private
Registration: YR-5228
MSN: 393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tătăruși commune, Iași County -   Romania
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Iași Territorial Airclub
Destination airport:Iași Territorial Airclub
Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Narrative:
The airplane crashed while maneuvering during guest flights for a local festivity.
The 60 year old pilot perished, while his 33 year old passenger survived with multiple injuries.

Cause of accident occurrence
The cause of the accident occurrence is the impossibility to manage an emergency situation, namely the engine’s uncommanded shutdown, during a left turn performed at low height, immediately after take-off.
The engine’s uncommanded shutdown occurred most probably by the vapour lock phenomenon in the fuel supply system caused by:
- a high outside air temperature;
- the use of improper fuel type;
- the lack of thermal protection of the fuel pipe within the area of engine’s compartment;
- the lack of a return (pipe) system for the fuel supply installation

Sources:

http://adevarul.ro/locale/iasi/avion-prabusit-judetul-iasi-doua-persoane-aflau-bord-1_59984e225ab6550cb8237a4c/index.html

https://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/search.php?reg=YR-5228

http://www.aias.gov.ro/images/publicatii/rapoarte-de-investigatie/2017.08.19_RF_YR-5228_EN.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2017 17:30 alphex Added
19-Aug-2017 17:31 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Sep-2017 14:14 Anon. Updated [Cn]
14-May-2020 14:27 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-May-2020 14:28 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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