Accident Piper PA-46-310P Malibu JetPROP D-EAAB, Tuesday 22 January 2019
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Date:Tuesday 22 January 2019
Time:18:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P46T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-46-310P Malibu JetPROP
Registration: D-EAAB
MSN: 46-8608054/165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Békéscsaba Airport (LHBC) -   Hungary
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Osnabruck
Destination airport:Békéscsaba Airport (LHBC)
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The accident was caused by the pilot attempting to approach and land in adverse weather conditions which would have required much more than the experience of one flight in the type of aircraft he had flown 1-2 times in the past to perform safely.
The Authority attributes to excessive risk-taking and lack of experience the pilot's decision to force a landing after realising the deviation from the pre-flight procedure, instead of aborting the approach. In addition to the confusion caused by the deviation from the pre-flight procedure, the uncorrected altitude deviation and the glare from the runway approach lights, the difficulty of accurately estimating the flight altitude above the snow-covered ground in poor visibility conditions may have played a role in the runway approach.

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


TSB Hungary

Revision history:

21-Feb-2022 21:52 harro Added

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