Accident Cessna FR.172H Rocket (Reims) HB-CVF, Thursday 19 July 2001
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Date:Thursday 19 July 2001
Time:17:02 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna FR.172H Rocket (Reims)
Owner/operator:Motorfluggruppe Oberengadin
Registration: HB-CVF
MSN: FR172-0241
Year of manufacture:1971
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:La Punt-Chamues, near (6,15 km NNW LSZS) -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Samedan (LSZS)
Destination airport:Zürich/Kloten (LSZH)
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft crashed during a flight from Samedan to Zürich. The pilot and the passenger were killed and the aircraft completely destroyed. Cancelled 10.9.2001.
Probable Causes:
- Flying too low into a narrow valley without the possibility to perform a 180° turn;
- Misjudgement of available engine power at ~ 7.000 feet;
- Aux fuel pump accidentally kept running in "LOW" position;
- Pilot was in a hurry due to the tight schedule.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Switz.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

25-Oct-2010 09:58 Alpine Flight Added
20-Sep-2011 05:00 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Sep-2011 05:01 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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