Accident Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar RTC OK-EAK, Wednesday 18 May 2011
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Date:Wednesday 18 May 2011
Time:15:26 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar RTC
Owner/operator:EVEKTOR, spol. s r.o.
Registration: OK-EAK
MSN: 20111402
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:between Kunovice and Ostrozska Nova Ves -   Czech Republic
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Uherské Hradište-Kunovice Airport (UHE/LKKU)
Destination airport:Uherské Hradište-Kunovice Airport (UHE/LKKU)
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The SportStar RTC aircraft crashed into the water of a lake southwest of LKKU. The pilot was conducting a test flight to verify the aircraft's flight characteristics and behavior in spins as part of approved type tests. Upon discovering the aircraft was out of control, the pilot used the pyrotechnic rescue system. Upon impact with a body of water, the aircraft completely submerged underwater and the pilot rescued himself by swimming to shore.

The cause of the critical situation was the aircraft being diverted into a manoeuvre which the pilot considered routine, but whose further course probably surprised him and he was no longer able to handle the situation with his reactions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UZPLN
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

11-Jun-2011 07:54 Vaclav Kudela Added
09-Sep-2015 13:37 harro Updated [Embed code]
25-Apr-2018 08:54 harro Updated [Time, Embed code]
11-Nov-2022 20:22 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative, Category]

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