ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168584
Last updated: 14 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA20 Katana
Owner/operator:Opera Jet, a.s.
Registration: OK-CLO
MSN: 10228
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Myjava -   Slovakia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:LZIB
Destination airport:LZIB
Investigating agency: LNVU
Canopy was not properly locked before take off and got separated during the flight. PIC was a fresh PPL pilot.

Cause of air accident
Poor mastering of the landing manoeuvre in the phase of emergency ground landing.
Contributing factors
- Unsuitable surface chosen for the ground landing;
- Separation of the cockpit canopy during flight;
- Mishandling of the critical situation after the separation of the cockpit cover.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: LNVU
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of OK-CLO courtesy

Nitra (LZNI)
16 September 2018; (c) David Unsworth

Revision history:

09-Aug-2014 15:35 hunnicat Added
13-Aug-2014 18:58 martin Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Aug-2014 09:53 Anon. Updated [Cn]
22-Jul-2020 13:17 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jul-2020 13:18 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description