Accident Flight Design CTSL UR-STAS, Friday 22 September 2017
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Date:Friday 22 September 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Flight Design CTSL
Registration: UR-STAS
MSN: E-16-02-02
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Rhodope Mountains, 12 km NW of Komotini -   Greece
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Alexandroupolis-Demokritos Airport (AXD/LGAL)
Destination airport:Bucharest Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport (BBU/LRBS)
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The CT2K aircraft left Alexandroupolis airport around noon for a final destination in Roumania. Bulgarian controlers lost contact around 12.35 local time. A SAR mission was initiated and a Hellenic Air Force AS332C1 located the wreckage inside a ravine. Weather conditions were reported as bad (low clouds and rain).

Two Flight Design CTSL aircraft with Ukraine registrations, made in Germany, took-off from Alexandroupolis Airport (LGAL) at 09:37 UTC with destination Bucharest. Head of the formation was UR-FOX, as No. 1 and in charge of Air Traffic Communication, followed by UR-STAS as No. 2.

Approaching RODIP waypoint, No.2 requested No. 1 to reduce speed. That was the last communication transmitted by No. 2. There after, No. 2 crashed 12 Km (6.5 nm) Northwest of Komotini Town near the village of Kerasia of Rodopi Prefecture at about 10:15 UTC.

It was found that the alcohol level in the blood of the accident pilot was 2.24% gr/lt.
The maximum permissible level of Alcohol in Greek law was set at 0.20% gr/lt of blood.

Possible Cause(s): Alcohol consumption during the flight resulted in the loss of control of the aircraft and its disintegration in the air.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIASB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 4 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

22-Sep-2017 18:47 Phantom_phixer Added
22-Sep-2017 18:52 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Country]
22-Sep-2017 19:08 Parax Updated [Destination airport]
23-Sep-2017 06:48 transylvhwp Updated [Registration, Source]
23-Sep-2017 20:09 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn]
24-Sep-2017 06:34 alexv Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
25-Sep-2017 06:09 u2fly Updated [Source, Embed code]
25-Sep-2017 13:02 Anon. Updated [Source]
02-Oct-2017 18:42 Anon. Updated [Source]

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