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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 259428
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Type:Storm RG Fury
Registration: EC-XSB
MSN: 18034-2862
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:sea off Cala Reona, Cartagena -   Spain
Phase: En route
Departure airport:La Totana Airfield (LETX)
Destination airport:La Totana Airfield (LETX)
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The amateur-built aircraft Storm RG Fury, with registration EC-XSB, took off from the La Totana Airfield to carry out a local flight with the pilot as sole occupant.
He headed east from the airfield and when he reached the coastline he headed north, flying over the sea. When he was near Cape Palos, specifically off the coast of the town of Calarreona (Murcia), he encountered a cloudy front that extended from sea level to an altitude of 1,500 ft.
The aircraft entered the front and moments later crashed into the sea, falling 700 m away from the coast.
The pilot died on impact.
The aircraft was destroyed and was submerged to a depth of 16 m, being recovered the following day.

Inadvertent entry into IMC conditions, resulting in spatial disorientation of the pilot.
Contributing factor:
Lack of preparation for the flight, and in particular, the assessment of the weather conditions in the area where the accident took place.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-May-2021 06:15 gerard57 Added
09-May-2021 07:05 gerard57 Updated [Source]
09-May-2021 07:08 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source]
09-May-2021 07:24 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Plane category]
09-May-2021 07:24 harro Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Plane category]
14-May-2021 19:38 harro Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
02-Apr-2022 06:42 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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