Accident Zivko Edge 540T N540ZA,
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Date:Friday 24 January 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic EDGT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Zivko Edge 540T
Registration: N540ZA
MSN: 0010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Iztapa Airfield (MGIZ), Escuintla -   Guatemala
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Iztapa Airfield (MGIZ)
Destination airport:Iztapa Airfield (MGIZ)
Investigating agency: UIA Guatemala
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Zivko Edge 540T impacted airport terrain while maneuvering over the runway during a practice session. The wreckage came to the rest in the river. Pilot Steven Andelin and two ground spectators were fatally injured.

- The late application of flight controls and engine throttle to maintain the desired flight level.
- Momentary loss of situational awareness or loss of consciousness involving depth sense coupled with overconfidence.
- The decision to excessively decrease the flight level at minimum distance above the surface, abandoning operational safety during the activity.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UIA Guatemala
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

25-Jan-2020 02:26 Captain Adam Added
25-Jan-2020 02:39 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 03:08 Captain Adam Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 03:11 Captain Adam Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 07:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 07:09 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 07:53 harro Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2020 09:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-Jan-2020 11:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-Jan-2020 11:48 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-Jan-2020 15:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-Jan-2020 17:52 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 19:25 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2023 06:08 Anon. Updated [[Registration, Source, Narrative]]
14-Feb-2024 08:20 ASN Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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