Accident DPM Aquilair Swing 582 OO-F23, Sunday 13 January 2008
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Date:Sunday 13 January 2008
Time:13:45 UTC
Type:DPM Aquilair Swing 582
Registration: OO-F23
MSN: 116 IM 05K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Moorsele Airport (EBMO) -   Belgium
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Moorsele Airfield (EBMO)
Destination airport:Moorsele Airfield (EBMO)
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A celebration party was organized on the airfield of EBMO that day. During the party, a request was made towards the owners of the airplane to perform a demonstration flight. The airplane took off at 13.30 for a second flight that day. The airplane turned around the airfield, some turns were considered u2018sharp' by witnesses.
The airplane performed an approach on runway 22, then went for a go-around. The airplane climbed to the normal altitude (1000ft). On half downwind position, the airplane made a right turn, coming back to the airfield, with head wind.
The airplane was then flying at a height of approximately 1200ft, and when above the airfield, the pilot initiated a u2018stall' maneuver. The airplane went to a dive at full throttle, in order to gain speed, followed by a steep climb. At top of climb, the airplane was seen to be vertical.
The airplane went further in a tumbling movement. The airplane was seen performing 3-4 rotations up to the moment that the wing structure broke, and the airplane fell vertically to the ground in a spiraling movement. The pilot and the passenger were killed by the impact on the ground.

Cause and contributing factors:
The loss of control in flight, followed by tumbling of the airplane was caused by the initiation of a stall manoeuver at high pitch angle that led
the airplane to exceed the limits of the flight envelope. The contributing factors were:
* meteorological conditions do not exclude a possible wind gust at a critical moment, shifting the airplane off-balance.
* pilot had a low recent experience on this aircraft; he did not fly with this aircraft for the last 3 months and had a total of 10 FH for the last 6

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU Belgium
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

29-May-2009 11:04 harro Added
08-Nov-2022 21:17 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]
14-Jun-2023 15:53 harro Updated

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