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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244056
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TOBA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Socata TB10 Tobago
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stockheim -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bamberg Airfield
Destination airport:Bamberg Airfield
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot took off at 15:50 on Bamberg airfield with three passengers for a sightseeing flight. The destination was the village Stockheim about 6 km north of Kronach. There the plane was seen circling low. After several circles it flew east over the village of Reitsch. In front of a high voltage power line it flew a flat left turn with low airspeed and disappeared from the view of the witnesses. The plane tilted forward and plunged into a spruce forest at an angle of about 25. Probably already during the first tree contact a fire started which could be extinguished by the fire department. The accident happened about 30 minutes after take-off.

The accident is due to the fact that the pilot did not pay attention to the stall speed when turning in front of the power line. Contributing to the accident was the fact that the aircraft was overloaded and the center of gravity was outside the permissible limits.


BFU 3X164-0/99

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

19-Oct-2020 10:24 ASN Update Bot Added
19-Oct-2020 17:01 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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