Accident EDRA Super Petrel LS PU-PEK, Sunday 4 January 2015
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Date:Sunday 4 January 2015
Time:20:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PETR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
EDRA Super Petrel LS
Registration: PU-PEK
MSN: S0284
Year of manufacture:2012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Toledo , Paraná -   Brazil
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Toledo , Paraná, SBTD
Destination airport:Cascavel , Paraná
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Pétrel LS ultralight impacted a soy bean field, causing the death of the pilot. Unconfirmed information states that the 19 year-old pilot would have made radio contact with his father after having taken off. The father was piloting another ultralight. Thunderstorms were in the area at time of departure.

CENIPA. Analysis of these items by certified mechanics and engineers revealed other problems concerning the Petrel/Super Petrel model and the Edra/Scoda quality control: its fuselage was not made of carbon fiber, as it is advertised, this was an option during time of production by previous owner; the aircraft has non-aeronautical components such as the 12 vdc 18 amp battery; Super Petrel has one a fuel indicator to indicate the amount of fuel in selected wing tank. The header tank can be seen from Pilot seat at all times.

The CENIPA official report also revealed information regarding the manufacturer of the aircraft: Although there was a mandatory alert service bulletin—the equivalent of a recall—warning that the company should replace the engine’s fuel hose and that the “non-compliance with these instructions could result in … fatal injury.” Edra/Scoda informed that the Rotax engine model 912ULS, serial number (S/N 6.780.086) installed in the accident aircraft WAS NOT AFFECTED by (Rotax ASB-912-061-UL) alert service bulletin. Therefore the fuel hoses were not replaced.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CENIPA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

07-Jan-2015 07:55 cleberjc Added
07-Jan-2015 08:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator]
12-Jan-2015 12:50 Chieftain Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Jan-2015 12:55 harro Updated [Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 18:43 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Oct-2016 06:54 Bobs Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2018 18:23 harro Updated [Narrative]
28-Sep-2020 18:34 SPUSA770 Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, Photo]

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