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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21950
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Time:12:33 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-44-180 Seminole
Registration: D-GZXB
MSN: 4496165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 km from Dugi Otok island, 40 km west of Zadar -   Croatia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Zadar
Destination airport:Zadar
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Crashed into water

Immediate Causes:
The airplane started to spin because the applied procedure for the conduct of the VMCA lesson contained a low safety margin and the flight instructor did not realise it during the conduct of the training. The necessary correction measures were not initiated in time.
Systemic Factors:
The procedures for the conduct of VMCA lessons were described insufficiently.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-Aug-2008 10:03 Bleiente Added
03-Aug-2008 23:14 Anon. Updated
04-Aug-2008 04:25 Fusko Updated
04-Aug-2008 04:52 Fusko Updated
17-May-2020 19:00 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2020 19:02 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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