Accident Rans S-6 Coyote II TF-303,
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Date:Saturday 20 October 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rans S-6 Coyote II
Registration: TF-303
MSN: 03957779ES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Near Njarðvík, Southwest Iceland -   Iceland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sléttan
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: RNSA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On October 20, 2012, a teacher and a student went on a training flight on TF-303 from the airport Sléttan in Reykjanes. After about three minutes of flying, the plane climbed to about 700 feet above sea level. Then the aircraft turned on the right wing and spun to the ground.
Both men on board died.
The fuel lines had been replaced shortly before the accident. The Transport Accident Investigation Board considers that it is probable that a hole was formed in the new fuel line during this project, as it passed through a fire protection wall between the cockpit and the engine. The RNSA believes that fuel has either leaked through the hole in the fuel line
or air gets in there. It has obstructed the normal flow of fuel to the engine and caused a malfunction with the result that the engine lost power.
The RNSA therefore considers that there was no actual engine failure, but a disturbance in the operation of the engine due to air and / or fuel depletion due to a hole in the fuel line in
fuel distribution system between the fuel tanks and the engine, more specifically at the fire wall of the tank.
The data of the study indicate that after the fish has been overweight, its nose has been maintained and the steep extremity has been maintained with a high angle of impact. The RNSA is of the opinion that the pilots' reaction to the violence and spinning was not correc

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: RNSA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

22-Oct-2012 11:15 gerard57 Added
22-Oct-2012 11:56 Dmitriy Updated [Source]
22-Oct-2012 11:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
24-Oct-2012 04:41 Anon. Updated [Registration, Plane category, ]
27-Mar-2015 20:08 Anon. Updated [Source]

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