Narrative:The Avcen Jetpod protoype was destroyed when it crashed immediately after takeoff during its maiden flight. The Jetpod, a twin engine high-wing STOL jet, was said to have become uncontrollable at an altitude of about 200m. The airplane crashed and burned.
|Date:||16 AUG 2009|
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|First flight:|| 2009-08-16 ()|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Taiping Airport (TPG) (Malaysia)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Taiping Airport (TPG/WMBI), Malaysia|
|Destination airport:||Taiping Airport (TPG/WMBI), Malaysia|
The company test pilot, who was also founder of the company, died in the accident. According to the Malaysian Civil Aviation Department no flight plan was filed and the airplane was not registered in the Malaysian Civil Aircraft Register.
» British aviation pioneer dies after prototype crashes in Malaysia (The Times, 17-8-2009)
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.