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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236293
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:Aero Club de Portugal
Registration: G-SAYX
MSN: 152-84658
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Santa Cruz (LPSC) -   Portugal
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Santa Cruz Airport (LPSC)
Destination airport:Santa Cruz Airport (LPSC)
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
The aircraft suffered a runway excursion while performing touch and goes.

Probable cause for the event:
The PICís lack of control over the aircraft and the decision not to discontinue the approach when the aircraft crossed the runway threshold with speed and height that would not allow it to stop on the runway.

For the PIC decision process to not discontinue the approach, the following contributing factors were identified:
- Lack of PICís experience,
- Presence of an element in the cockpit as SP, with higher experience that did not proactively act over PIC deviations,
- Lack of SP experience and knowledge expressed in the inability to take the aircraft control as stated in addition to the lack of assertiveness when suggesting:
- conducting training circuits to acquire pro-ficiency on a runway with challenging opera-tional limitations for inexperienced pilots,
- a full stop landing, given the high aircraft energy condition on short final, configuring itself as a go-around manoeuvre if a touch-and-go was not possible,
- Visual aid device condition (windsock) for proper wind direction and intensity indica-tion, urging both pilots decision when choos-ing the runway in use and consequently con-forming tailwind component conditions for the landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GPIAAF Portugal
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report

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