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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30241
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Time:mid afternoo
Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Velocity RG
Registration: N111KE
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:EHLE: Lelystad Airport
Destination airport:To be returned to EHLE (home field)
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
The Velocity RG crashed near Halle, a small village in the east part of The Netherlands. The marks PH-WRJ, the initials off the owners daughter: Wietske Ronalda Josephine were already reserved and where planning to put on after this "test-flight". The Fuselage and wings/canard moved initial back to Lelystad airport (EHLE) in The Netherlands and later to Midden-Zeeland airport (EHMZ), also in The Netherlands. All the useful parts, including the overhauled engine and the IFR instrument-panel where used to complete and finished another, more recent Velocity, the PH-FUT (VELO-173 RG).

Engine failure, due to separated hose air-intake, connecting the air-intake under the left with the FCU , all caused by (a small) back-fire of the engine. The hose was reacting as a strong vacuum-cleaner, connected to the cowling and blocked the air to the FCU and causes the engine failure. An emergency landing was made in the field. If there was no small ditch in between the 2 connected fields, the just restored Velocity, was not been damaged.
The very experienced pilot (over 10.000 hours PIC), and also with a couple of thousand flying hours as a glider pilot (instructor), also the owner, declared the engine failure and the aircraft damage (beyond repair) as bad-luck.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 8 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
31-May-2010 02:58 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Country, Damage, Narrative]
05-Apr-2017 11:03 AIRON Aviation Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Apr-2017 11:04 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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