Accident Pegasus Quantum 15-912 G-BZOD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137910
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Date:Tuesday 9 August 2011
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Pegasus Quantum 15-912
Registration: G-BZOD
MSN: 7763
Year of manufacture:2000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ballyduggan near Mullinahone, Co Tipperary -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kilkenny Airfield - EIKL
Destination airport:Kilkenny Airfield - EIKL
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During an exercise entitled “stall as a result of an engine failure after take-off”, the aircraft entered a partial tumble manoeuver which caused the outboard section of the starboard wing spar to fracture. Due to the resulting asymmetry of lift, the aircraft entered an autorotation in yaw. The aircraft spiralled to the ground and impacted heavily. Both occupants suffered serious injuries.

Probable Cause:
During an exercise to simulate a stall occurring as a result of an engine failure after takeoff, an aggressive lowering of the nose caused the aircraft to adopt a steep nose down attitude and the aircraft entered a partial tumble manoeuvre.
(b) Contributory Cause(s)
1. Lack of Pilot currency.
2. The Instructor was unable to reach the controls to affect any form of recovery due to the extreme violence and G forces associated with the aircraft manoeuvre.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

10-Aug-2011 12:21 harro Added
10-Aug-2011 13:14 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Nov-2012 12:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2013 11:55 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2015 14:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2015 14:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
11-Dec-2016 10:09 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator]
12-Nov-2017 15:30 harro Updated [Source]

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