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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67996
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Time:10:44 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA40D Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Q Company
Registration: D-EQCO
MSN: D4.094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Oostdijkbanck -   Belgium
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kortrijk-Wevelgem International Airport (EBKT)
Destination airport:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS)
The pilot stated that in flight the engine was producing a disturbing noise, and while the engine was rotating normally, the propeller was losing power; as felt by the pilot and seen on the instruments.
The pilot considered he could not safely reach land, and decided to put its airplane in the water.
He landed the airplane in sea next to the Oostdijk platform, and was rescued by a small vessel. 30 minutes later, he was picked up by a SAR helicopter. The pilot was not injured. The airplane sank.

The cause of the accident is the setting of an engine power not sufficient to maintain the altitude, having the sea landing as a consequence.


Revision history:

22-Aug-2009 17:06 RobertMB Added
22-Aug-2009 17:18 RobertMB Updated
23-Aug-2009 12:50 Anon. Updated
23-Aug-2009 14:18 RobertMB Updated
27-Jan-2010 10:41 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2018 15:01 TB Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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