Accident Velocity 173 RG PH-FUT, Tuesday 27 December 2016
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Date:Tuesday 27 December 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Velocity 173 RG
Registration: PH-FUT
MSN: F02RG-001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:La Playa de Las Teresitas, Tenerife -   Spain
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN/GCXO)
Destination airport:Essaouira Airport (ESU/GMMI), Morocco
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The plane crash-landed on a beach. The three occupants, reportedly Belgian and French nationals, were injured.

The likely cause of the accident was the loss of control of the aircraft during the emergency landing following the fracture of the right exhaust manifold, which struck and broke one of the propeller blades in flight.
Contributing to this fracture was the modification made to the exhaust system on the aircraft, which involved wrapping the manifolds with thermal tape, as well as the probable bad condition of the manifolds when the aircraft was purchased. Another contributing factor was the failure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations concerning the fastening of the exhaust.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Report number: A-045/2016
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

27-Dec-2016 15:14 gerard57 Added
27-Dec-2016 15:17 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Embed code]
27-Dec-2016 15:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Dec-2016 16:51 harro Updated [Source, Embed code]
27-Dec-2017 19:16 harro Updated [Time, Destination airport, Narrative]

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