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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195035
Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Owner/operator:National Flying Training Institute Gondia
Registration: VT-NFM
MSN: 42.AC145
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Village Dhapewada, Gondia, Maharashtra -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gondia Airport (VAGD)
Destination airport:Gondia Airport (VAGD)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
A Flying instructor and trainee pilot were scheduled for local flying in Gondia Sector West using a Diamond DA42 Twin Star aircraft. The aircraft took off from runway 04 after take-off clearance from ATC and turned left as per normal departure procedure to intercept radial R265 as per departure clearance.
The crew reported intercepting radial R265 at 10 NM when the aircraft was at 4000ft. At 0400 UTC, ATC instructed the crew to climb to 5000 feet, operate 17 NM to 25 NM and report all operations normal at every 10 minutes. The crew acknowledged the call and this was the last transmission from the aircraft.
The wreckage of aircraft was located on the bed of River Wainganga near Village Dhapewada. The aircraft had hit the ropeway cable causing the upper area of cockpit and tail to shear off and aircraft to crash on to the ground at about 190 meters away from the ropeway. The location is 11.8 NM from Gondia Airport on radial R281.

Probable cause of the Incident:
Accident was caused by crew not flying the assigned route and flying low over the river bed which resulted in the aircraft hitting a ropeway cable.
Lower visibility than VFR minima, may have been a contributory factor.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation VT-NFM(1) issued by AAIB India to DGCA India
Safety recommendation VT-NFM(2) issued by AAIB India to DGCA India
Safety recommendation VT-NFM(3) issued by AAIB India to National Flying Training Institute Gondia
Safety recommendation VT-NFM(4) issued by AAIB India
Safety recommendation VT-NFM(5) issued by AAIB India
Safety recommendation VT-NFM(6) issued by AAIB India



Photo: AAIB India

Photo: AAIB India

Revision history:

26-Apr-2017 13:05 gerard57 Added
26-Apr-2017 14:25 Anon. Updated [Registration, Source]
26-Apr-2017 14:26 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
26-Apr-2017 14:29 harro Updated [Cn]
26-Apr-2017 16:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
26-Apr-2017 18:02 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Embed code]
28-Apr-2017 13:17 ABN397 Updated [Source]
28-Apr-2017 15:39 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Aug-2017 17:42 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Aug-2017 17:43 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Nov-2018 19:54 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
03-Nov-2018 19:55 harro Updated [Photo]

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