Accident Yakovlev Yak-52 RA-02080, Friday 9 March 2001
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Date:Friday 9 March 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-52
Owner/operator:Red Star Flying Circus/ATAS
Registration: RA-02080
MSN: 9010508
Year of manufacture:1990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Heeten, Overijssel -   Netherlands
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Teuge Airport (EHTE)
Destination airport:Teuge Airport (EHTE)
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed in a field after failing to recover from a flat spin.

The cause of the accident was the inability of the pilot and the instructor of the Yak-52 to recover timely from the flat spin.
Contributing factors
· The aircraft characteristics which make the recovery from a flat spin more time consuming and more difficult compared to most other aircraft.
· Unfamiliarity with the required flat spin recovery technique.
· Insufficient awareness of the importance of the type experience on the Yak-52 required for aerobatic instruction on this aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Mar-2009 06:18 harro Updated
17-Mar-2011 13:27 TB Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2011 03:58 TB Updated [Source]
17-Feb-2013 12:58 Etienne Verhellen Updated [Source]
08-Jun-2013 17:23 TB Updated [Source]
09-Jun-2019 07:39 RobertMB Updated [Source]
22-Sep-2020 06:27 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
22-Sep-2020 06:30 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]
21-Jun-2022 23:10 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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