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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227772
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EV97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Evektor-Aerotechnik EV-97 EuroStar
Registration: OH-U438
MSN: 2002 1606
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tampere–Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP), Pirkkala -   Finland
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP)
Destination airport:Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP)
Investigating agency: SIAF
The aircraft impacted terrain during a takeoff attempt at Tampere–Pirkkala Airport (TMP/EFTP), in Pirkkala, Finland.
The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the sole trainee onboard received fatal injures.
The investigation found no evidence of a technical fault with the airplane. The airplane type EV-97 is fitted with two pairs of adjacent pedals situated very close to each other. It is possible that the pilot sitting on the left (pilot) seat inadvertently pressed the co-pilot side’s left rudder pedal with his/her right foot – with the intention to press the right pedal of the pilot’s (left) seat.

Sources: (photo)

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

Revision history:

31-Jul-2019 22:52 Captain Adam Added
01-Aug-2019 01:21 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Aug-2019 19:38 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
08-Nov-2019 19:07 harro Updated [Narrative]
22-Jul-2020 17:20 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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