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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168209
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Time:11:18 EEST
Type:Silhouette image of generic SMAX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airmax SeaMax M-22
Registration: OH-U526
MSN: 036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Haukilahti, Espoo -   Finland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:EFTP
Destination airport:Espoonlahti bay, Gulf of Finland
The amphibious ultralight airplane was flying at low altitude, likely looking for a suitable water landing spot at Espoonlahti bay. According to AIB, the aircraft stalled and hit the water in a steep angle, probably cause of high bank angle when turning to landing line at low altitude and very low airspeed. Some boaters were able to keep the aircraft from sinking while rescuers managed to pull the pilot out of the water. Resuscitation attempts were unsuccesful.
The plane is an amphibious light sport aircraft. The aircraft's tricycle landing gear is retractable for landing on water.
The 38-year-old-male pilot had taken off from Tampere-Pirkkala airport (IATA: TMP, ICAO: EFTP).


Revision history:

02-Aug-2014 12:36 Penu Added
02-Aug-2014 16:07 Penu Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Aug-2014 16:42 slowkid Updated [Registration, Cn, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Aug-2014 16:43 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Aug-2014 05:35 Penu Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Oct-2014 18:21 harro Updated [Source]

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