Accident Canadair CL-215-1A10 I-SRMB, Friday 9 July 2004
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Date:Friday 9 July 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadair CL-215-1A10
Owner/operator:OMNI - Aviação e Tecnologia, lsf SOREM
Registration: I-SRMB
MSN: 1012
Year of manufacture:1979
Total airframe hrs:4273 hours
Cycles:3313 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA3-E-231
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Chamadouro, Santa Domba Dão -   Portugal
Phase: Take off
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Seia Airport (LPSE)
Destination airport:Seia Airport (LPSE)
Investigating agency: GPIAA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Canadair CL-215-1A10 air tanker sustained substantial damage in an aborted takeoff accident at the Aguieira reservoir. Both pilots survived the accident.
The airplane was scooping water from the reservoir to combat a fire in the area. The pilot advanced the throttles to take off but the CL-215 drifted to the side. The pilot decided to abort the takeoff, steering the flying boat to a small bay. The CL-215 collided with the ground.

CAUSE (translated from original Portuguese report):
The poor directional control of the aircraft during take-off and the track during deceleration (after the abortion decision) in order to avoid collision with the bank, was the primary cause of this accident.
Thw following are considered contributing factors to the occurrence of the accident:
- Poor Crew Resource Management - lack of communication between the pilots about the type of aircraft and operations;
- The orographic conditions were substantially different from those where the crew received their training and developed their operational activities;

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: GPIAA
Report number: 23/ACCID/2004
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Pisa Airport (PSA/LIRP) ?; June 2004

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