Accident Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse HB-SGI,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 264121
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Date:Thursday 17 June 2021
Time:18:22 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse
Owner/operator:Fliegerschule Birrfeld AG
Registration: HB-SGI
MSN: C0600
Year of manufacture:2011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Birrfeld Airfield (LSZF) -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Birrfeld Airfield (LSZF)
Destination airport:Birrfeld Airfield (LSZF)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Shortly after a touch-and-go, the aircraft veered to the left and crashed to the ground.

The accident, in which the aircraft suffered a loss of control shortly after take-off and crashed into a meadow, was caused by an engine failure due to lack of fuel.
The combination of the following factors was found to be causal:
• The fuel consumption of the engine was above the expected value;
• Indications of the increased fuel consumption during previous flights remained undetected;
• The fuel gauge showed too much when the fuel level was low;
• The pilot did not interpret the course of the fuel gauge critically enough.
The choice of flight path after the engine failure required a turn near the ground, which encouraged a loss of control.

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

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

17-Jun-2021 19:50 Adler77 Added
17-Jun-2021 19:53 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
17-Jun-2021 20:34 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Aug-2021 19:44 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-May-2023 08:49 harro Updated [[Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]]

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