Accident Cessna 172P 5B-CLB, Sunday 16 October 2016
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Date:Sunday 16 October 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172P
Owner/operator:Western Greece Aeroclub
Registration: 5B-CLB
MSN: 17275551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mount Helmos - near Kalavryta Peloponnese -   Greece
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LGMG
Destination airport:LGMG
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 172P impacted a mountainside during a training flight. It came down in a wooded area of an elevated small plateau between hills, at 4,820ft. elevation. The aircraft caught fire on impact and most of the wreckage was consumed by the fire.

• The low-speed, left-hand turn, right-hand wind direction and low flight height, resulted in the airplane entering a descent without the required height to exit from it.
• The incorrect perception of the situation of the pilot by the instructor, resulting in the inadequate performance to overcome a mountain obstacle and exit the valley.
• The non-implementation of the submitted flight plan, resulting in the flight of the aircraft in a mountainous area at a low altitude.

Contributing Factors
The following contributing factors emerged from the investigation process:
• Inadequate standardization in the performance and supervision of education as well as inappropriate monitoring of compliance in accordance with the Agency's procedures.
• Incomplete communication between the Agency's staff resulting in inadequate evaluation of the instructor by the Head of Training and Head of Flight Trainer.
• The failure by the CAA to carry out audits to the Education Organization for compliance in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

17-Oct-2016 14:41 blacksheep Added
17-Oct-2016 15:40 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2016 09:48 Anon. Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Damage]
19-Oct-2016 10:51 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn]
19-Oct-2016 10:51 petakas Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Oct-2016 05:23 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Sep-2018 19:28 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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