Serious incident Eclipse EA500 N257AK *, 06 Jul 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EA50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eclipse EA500
Registration: N257AK *
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Cairns Airport, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cairns Airport, QLD
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Passing 700 ft on climb, the pilot detected an avionics fault resulting in the aircraft operating VFR into IMC below the lowest safe altitude. The pilot requested navigational assistance from ATC and returned the aircraft to Cairns. The engineering inspection revealed water in the static lines had dripped onto the air data computers causing them to fail.

* Registration unconfirmed. N257AK operated out of Cairns on July 6.


ATSB Ref 202104146

Revision history:

27-Nov-2021 20:14 harro Added
27-Nov-2021 20:25 harro Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]

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