Accident Tecnam P2008-JC VT-RBT, Sunday 22 October 2023
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Date:Sunday 22 October 2023
Time:c. 06:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tecnam P2008-JC
Owner/operator:Redbird Flight Training Academy Pvt Ltd
Registration: VT-RBT
MSN: 1258
Year of manufacture:2022
Total airframe hrs:1958 hours
Engine model:Rotax 912S2-01
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Baramati Airport , Baramati, Pune District, Maharashtra -   India
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Baramati Airport
Destination airport:Baramati Airport
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Tecnam P2008-JC performed an emergency landing near Baramati Airport and it subsequently overturned into a field as it came to a rest.

The aircraft took off normally from Baramati Airport, and all parameters were within normal ranges. According to the instructor's statement, during take-off, the student pilot failed to maintain the proper pitch attitude. Then, instructor initiated a circuit, and landed. The control was then handed over to the student pilot for another takeoff.
The instructor further stated that the aircraft took off normally. After reaching an altitude of approximately 3000 feet and being 4 nautical miles from the airport, the aircraft experienced engine power loss, and the RPM dropped to idle. Despite applying full throttle, there was no power recovery, and attempts to restart the engine were unsuccessful.

Consequently, the crew trimmed the aircraft for best glide speed. The decision was made to execute a forced landing in a field. This situation was promptly communicated to air traffic control, and an emergency was declared. The aircraft performed an emergency landing and overturned after impact of the nose wheel with boulders. The crew escaped
with minor injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report




Revision history:

22-Oct-2023 06:26 hmmptwizzle Added
22-Oct-2023 06:32 harro Updated
22-Oct-2023 16:38 aus Updated
02-Dec-2023 11:08 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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