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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70516
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Comco Ikarus C42S Floatplane
Registration: OH-U396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Hirsijarvi, Kisko -   Finland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Inkoo
Destination airport:Kisko
On 8 August 2006, at Lake Hirsijärvi in Kisko, at 20:16 local time, an accident took place in which a privately owned Ikarus C42S ultralight aircraft, OH-U396, equipped with floats, struck a 20 kVa power line and crashed into Lake Hirsijärvi. After hitting the cables, the aircraft crashed into the lake remaining afloat in an inverted position. The 63
year old pilot, the sole occupant, perished in the accident and the aircraft was destroyed.

No technical defects preceding the accident were found in the aircraft. The pilot had prepared the flight using a GPS unit and maps. The power line did not appear in these. It was the habit of the pilot to fly the first landing site inspection at a low altitude. The altitudes used by the pilot for inspecting the landing site were not accordant with the altitudes given in the training instructions of the Finnish Aeronautical Association (FAA).


1. Accident Investigation Board Finland at

Revision history:

17-Dec-2009 23:18 HotelIndiaSierra Added
10-Oct-2010 00:16 slowkid Updated [Date]
09-Sep-2016 18:04 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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