Loss of control Accident Diamond DA42 MPP Twin Star OE-VPW, Saturday 6 June 2009
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Date:Saturday 6 June 2009
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA42 MPP Twin Star
Owner/operator:Diamond Aircraft
Registration: OE-VPW
MSN: 42.M018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Seebensteiner Berg, Neunkirchen -   Austria
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wiener Neustadt/Ost Airport (LOAN)
Destination airport:Wiener Neustadt/Ost Airport (LOAN)
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane, a Diamond DA42 MPP Twin Star (OE-VPW) crashed in a forest at Seebensteiner Berg, Neunkirchen.
The flight was carried out under visual flight rules. The flight route ran along the A2 motorway, south towards Graz, up to the height of the Seebenstein-Neunkirchen motorway junction, and then flew towards Neunkirchen after a right turn.
Subsequently, south of KG Lindgrub, various flight manoeuvres in the form of steep turns both to the left and to the right took place over wooded areas. During a steep turn to the right, a high bank angle occurred, causing the aircraft to tip over the right wing, lower the nose downwards and began to turn around its longitudinal axis. The attempt to recover from this spin failed and the aircraft crashed in a wooded area.
The two occupants suffered fatal injuries on impact. The aircraft was destroyed.

Probable causes
- Loss of control in flight with subsequent collision with trees (Loss of Control In-flight, LOC-I)

Probable factors
- Non-compliance with the aircraft's operating limits and resulting loss of control;
- Insufficient altitude over ground;
- Failure to comply with the aircraft manufacturer's documentation;
- Failure to observe the normative requirements necessary for the flight or the "Permit to fly" and the various procedural instructions;
- Inadequate assessment of the aircraft's flight characteristics;
- Failure to consider non-technical requirements ("non-technical skills") when selecting test and trial pilots;

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: UUS Austria
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 14 years and 11 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

06-Jun-2009 08:42 Alpine Flight Added
06-Jun-2009 11:14 Lercherlschas Updated
06-Jun-2009 11:41 Alpine Flight Updated
05-Aug-2009 11:33 Alpine Flight Updated
06-Sep-2009 17:58 RobertMB Updated
02-Nov-2009 02:21 Alpine Flight Updated
05-Oct-2013 19:59 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Apr-2015 13:03 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
02-May-2024 17:21 ASN Updated [Nature, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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