Incident Diamond DA20-A1 Katana F-GHTE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294836
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Date:Saturday 11 August 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-A1 Katana
Owner/operator:Aéroclub de la Côte de Granit
Registration: F-GHTE
MSN: 10257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Lannion-Servel Airport (LAI/LFRO) -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Lannion-Servel Airport (LAI/LFRO)
Destination airport:Lannion-Servel Airport (LAI/LFRO)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During an exercise, the idling engine stopped. The pilot was unable to restart the engine and landed on the runway.
The external examination of the engine revealed a leak at the level of the cylinder head of one of the rear cylinders.
Disassembly of the engine shows fretting at the parting line of the two crankcase halves, severe damage to the central camshaft bearing (crankcase and camshaft) and traces of heating of two cylinders (on the same side).
The examination of the carburetors does not show any anomaly.


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12-Oct-2022 12:04 harro Added

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