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Date:10-JUL-2018
Time:21:39 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:L3 Academy
Registration: CS-DGU
MSN: 152-84811
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Monte Mravila, Įgua-Todo-o-Ano, Ponte de Sor -   Portugal
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Ponte de Sor Airport (LPSO)
Destination airport:Ponte de Sor Airport (LPSO)
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Narrative:
On July 10th, 2018, about 8:10 p.m., the crew of a Cessna 152 aircraft with a student pilot and his instructor began a night-time training program under visual conditions at the Ponte de Sor - LPSO aerodrome.
After having performed 5 circuits with the instructor, where he practiced approaches and landings with different aircraft configurations and in different scenarios as per training syllabus, the student pilot was considered ready by the instructor to perform the night solo flight. The meteorological conditions presented clear sky, temperature 19˚C and with visibility more than 10 km, with wind 280/07. Another 3 aircraft were also in training activities, flying in LPSO circuit in this night flying period.
As per the instructor pilot statement, the aircraft was operating under normal and unrestricted conditions, having discussed with the student the whole operation planned for that night solo flight lesson.
The solo student pilot, after performing the engine runs, taxied to runway 21 holding position and the instructor pilot walked to the control room, for proper follow-up of student pilot on board of the aircraft.
The student pilot performed three circuits on runway 21 with "stop and go", as planned and without reported problems and took off to perform the fourth circuit.
The student pilot reported the right downwind to runway 21 and according to witnesses in the control tower, a few seconds later the aircraft began to lose altitude with a steep attitude, disappearing behind the trees on the horizon.
At 21:39 the emergency services were activated, and an intense search began west side of the airfield.
At 00:02 according to the control tower report, the aircraft was found destroyed south of Monte de Marvila. The student pilot died on site due to the extent of injuries.

Sources:

GPIAAF
Final Report: http://www.gpiaa.gov.pt/upload/membro.id/ficheiros/i007058.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2018 12:41 harro Added
30-Apr-2019 16:29 KaliKeira Updated [Source]
30-Apr-2019 16:30 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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