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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221163
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Time:11:17 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic XA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
XtremeAir XA42
Registration: D-EIXA
MSN: 006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2.5nm SW of Ponte de Sor Airfield (LPSO) -   Portugal
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Ponte de Sor Airport (LPSO)
Destination airport:Ponte de Sor Airport (LPSO)
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
The pilot and a passenger were performing a flight with an XtremeAir XA42, registration D-EIXA, near Ponte de Sor Airfield (LPSO).
Few minutes after take-off, the aircraft suffered an engine power loss, the pilot while trying to get back to Ponte de Sor Airfield (LPSO) declared emergency and carried on with the forced landing procedure.
At 2.5 NM southwest of Ponte de Sor Airfield (LPSO) an emergency landing was performed in a rural field and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

Probable Cause:
The accident was the result of an off field landing with aircraft flip-over. The engine power loss was probably due to fuel starvation.

Contributing Factor:
Poor fuel management by the pilot driven by the operational event environment that led the pilot to not perform a physical fuel amount check before and during each flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of D-EIXA courtesy

Hosín (LKHS)
29 June 2013; (c) Peter de Jong


Revision history:

27-Jan-2019 08:39 harro Added

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