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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229193
Last updated: 31 October 2020
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Time:10:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K 252 TSE
Registration: D-EISE
C/n / msn: 25-1219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY/LIME), Bergamo -   Italy
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Bergamo-Orio Al Serio Airport (BGY/LIME)
Destination airport:Venezia/S.Nicoḷ Airport (LIPV)
Investigating agency: ANSV
A Mooney M20K 252 TSE was enroute to Venice when crashed and caught fire on a public road while attempting a return shortly after takeoff to Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY/LIME) secondary runway. The plane aborted the landing attempt and crashed during the go-around. At the controls there was a father and his 3 daughters, one of which (15) died. The other occupants suffered life-threatening injures (the pilot) and serious injures (the daughters) and have been hospitalized.
The pilot died seven days later.

The accident was caused by a loss of control in flight of the airplane during the climb phase after the go-around, probably decided by the pilot because he did not think he had enough runway for a safe stop of the aircraft.
During the go-around phase, the aircraft lost speed, stalled, lost altitude and impacted the ground, then caught fire. The very small distance from the ground did not allow any recovery of the normal flight attitude.
The following factors contributed to the loss of aerodynamic control of the aircraft:
- the weight of the aircraft, higher than the MTOW;
- the incorrect configuration of the airplane from take-off to impact, with selected trim on nose up and flap on fuII down. which, in addition to the extended undercarriage, generated a significant increase in drag and a probable entry of the aircraft in 2nd speed.

However, it is not possible to completely exclude that the above mentioned loss of control in flight was also caused by technical problems during the ascent phase, whose possible evidence could have been erased by the high level of distortion of the aircraft and its equipment, caused by the fire that developed after the impact on the ground.

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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ANSV
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report



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Revision history:

21-Sep-2019 11:07 gerard57 Added
21-Sep-2019 11:41 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2019 13:48 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2019 14:15 longaret Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2019 14:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
21-Sep-2019 14:46 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2019 14:22 longaret Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Sep-2019 17:30 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
22-Sep-2019 17:30 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Embed code]
22-Sep-2019 18:09 arsanti Updated [Photo]
28-Sep-2019 17:15 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
28-Sep-2019 17:15 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2020 18:57 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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