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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215290
Last updated: 25 February 2021
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Time:16:08 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic ECHO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tecnam P92
Registration: I-6430
C/n / msn: 571
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Calatabiano Airfield -   Italy
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Calatabiano Airfield
Destination airport:Calatabiano Airfield
Investigating agency: ANSV
A Tecnam P92 aircraft crashed and burned near Aviosuperficie di Fiumefreddo di Sicilia afthert takeoff. The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the sole person on board, a woman, deceased.

The accident was caused by the loss of flight control of the aeroplane by the pilot, following an asymmetric stall, occurring at an altitude such that the pilot could not recover normal flight attitude.
The accident was triggered by the aeroplane's engine shutdown, which occurred immediately after take-off. The engine shutdown was caused by a complete lack of lubrication, which, according to the evidence acquired, would have been determined by the accidental reversal of the lubricant delivery and return lines, after periodic maintenance carried out by a person not in possession of aeronautical maintenance certification.
The following factors may have contributed to the accident:
- the pilot's limited flying experience;
- the haste with which the flight operations prior to take-off were conducted;
- the fact that the Flight Manual of the Tecnam P92 Echo S (to which the Flight Manual P92 Echo Classic is applicable) does not indicate, at the first point of the "engine failure immediately after take off' procedure, the need to maintain an adequate glide attitude or a corresponding speed (provided instead in the Flight Manual of the Tecnam P92-JS);
- the ambiguity of the writing " IN" and "OUT" present on the oil tank cover of the engine under examination, which can generate confusion in the interpretation of the correct fixing points, depending on whether reference is made to the tank or to the engine.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

12-Sep-2018 06:32 gianniprof Added
12-Sep-2018 08:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
12-Sep-2018 13:53 harro Updated [Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]

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