Accident Zlin Savage Classic 05NJ,
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Date:Sunday 29 December 2019
Time:11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SAVG model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Zlin Savage Classic
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: 05NJ
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Arosa -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Clariden-Hüfifirn (LSVD)
Destination airport:Bad Ragaz Airfield (LSZE)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Control was lost when the pilot made a climbing left-hand turn. The aircraft impacted terrain.

Cause:
The accident, in which the airplane banked over the left wing and collided with the terrain, was caused by the airplane falling below the minimum speed in the turn. This resulted from the aircraft simultaneously pulling up at low airspeed and turning in against the slope. The deeper reasons for such a flight maneuver could not be demonstrably explained.
A relevant number of microlight aircraft are stationed and operated in Switzerland, which cannot be certified in Switzerland and whose operation is subject to almost no minimum requirements, depending on the country of registration. This was identified during the investigation as a risk-increasing factor (factor to risk) that had no influence on the occurrence of the accident, but should nevertheless be eliminated in order to improve flight safety.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://www.tdg.ch/suisse/petit-avion-s-ecrase-arosa-grisons/story/19030286
https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/kleinflugzeug-stuerzt-in-arosa-ab/story/15770881
https://www.en24.news/2020/01/accident-at-arosa-gr-small-plane-crashes-near-ski-slope.html
https://www.aerokurier.de/motorflug/abenteurer-ruedi-homberger-toedlich-verunglueckt/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/15110856@N02/37892665536 (photo)

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2019 13:26 gerard57 Added
29-Dec-2019 13:59 RobertMB Updated [Source]
29-Dec-2019 20:21 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2019 20:55 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Narrative, Plane category]
29-Dec-2019 21:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 11:31 Alpine Flight Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Jun-2022 08:01 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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