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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247499
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Time:c. 12:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna FR182 Skylane RG (Reims)
Registration: D-EHQT
MSN: FR18200011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Sefferweich and Staffelstein -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Genk-Zwartberg Airfield (GNK/EBZW)
Destination airport:Hohenems-Dornbin Airport (HOH/LOIH)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane entered an uncontrolled attitude on a visual flight during cruise. The pilot lost control of the attitude in weather conditions that did not allow the flight to be conducted under visual flight rules.
The Austrian pilot died in the crash and the aircraft was destroyed

The aircraft accident, the collision of the aircraft with the ground in fog, was due to spatial disorientation in instrument weather conditions with loss of control of the flight attitude.
Contributing factors:
- inadequate assessment of meteorological conditions for a visual flight
- failure to abort the flight or turn back to the takeoff airfield or alternate airfield when the warm front was reached
- lack of IR training and pilot proficiency for flights without visibility

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of D-EHQT courtesy

Hohenems - Dornbirn (LOIH / HOH)
23 February 2019; (c) Joop de Groot

Photo taken by Vaclav Kudela at Prague Ruzyne on 1.6.2009

Revision history:

05-Feb-2021 13:14 gerard57 Added
05-Feb-2021 14:58 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
05-Feb-2021 14:58 Anon Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Feb-2021 16:41 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
05-Feb-2021 16:41 Anon Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
05-Feb-2021 16:50 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
05-Feb-2021 16:53 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
06-Feb-2021 07:37 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
13-Feb-2021 17:17 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Photo]
14-Apr-2022 17:11 harro Updated [Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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