Accident Tecnam P2010 RP-C8230,
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Date:Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time:c. 11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic TWEN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tecnam P2010
Owner/operator:First Aviation Academy
Registration: RP-C8230
MSN: 062
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Brgy Urayong Bayan, Bauang, La Union -   Philippines
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Iba, Zambales (RPUI)
Destination airport:San Fernando Airport (SFE/RPUS)
Investigating agency: AAIIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Tecnam P2010 crashed on a beach in Brgy Urayong Bayan, Bauang, La Union. The pilot died from serious injuries and the aircraft was destroyed.
The student pilot was on his first solo cross country navigation flight when the accident happened.
The flight took off from Iba Community Airport (RPUI) at about 10:00H with planned stops at San Fernando Community Airport (RPUS), Lingayen Community Airport (RPUG) and to be terminated after the flight training operation at RPUI.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
The aircraft was seen circling above the shoreline of Barangay Caba area, then suddenly made a dive towards the water.

• Primary Cause Factor
a. Pilot’s failure to recognize the aircraft bank limitation while turning to the right.
• Contributory Cause Factor
a. Inappropriate navigation chart being used for navigation training flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
5 January 2020 RP-C8230 First Aviation Academy 0 Subic Bay International Airport sub
Bounced on landing


Photo: Media Communications Office, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)

Revision history:

26-May-2021 07:51 gerard57 Added
26-May-2021 08:10 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2021 08:27 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
26-May-2021 08:54 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-May-2021 08:56 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
26-May-2021 09:36 harro Updated [Photo]
24-Jun-2022 17:53 harro Updated [Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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