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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235647
Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Time:16:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AA5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman American AA-5 Traveler
Registration: UR-DCJ
MSN: AA5-0546
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:at Kamyanka airfield, Dnipro city -   Ukraine
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:UKVK
Destination airport:UKVK
Investigating agency: NBAAI Ukraine
On May 1, 2020, the crew of a private Grumman AA-5 UR-DCJ aircraft (consisting of a pilot and an instructor pilot) performed private flights in a circle in the area of "Kamyanka" airfield (Dnipro city). During the next take-off, at 16:20 LT, at the true altitude of 30-40 meters, the engine failed, the pilot-instructor, who at that time was piloting the aircraft, made a U-turn with a large roll. The plane collided at a large angle with the ground. The aircraft caught fire due to a collision with the ground. As a result of the fatal accident, the pilot and the pilot instructor were killed, the aircraft was destroyed.

The investigation team believes that the most probable cause of the fatal accident of the Grumman AA-5 UR-DCJ aircraft was the engine shutdown during the climb after the takeoff, due to the complete consumption of fuel from the right fuel tank.
The contributing factors became:
- The improper control of the fuel consumption from different tanks, which resulted in untimely switching of the fuel valve from the right tank to the left one;
- The pilot's decision-making to return to the aerodrome of departure, despite of the low altitude, instead of performing a forced landing in front of him.
Factor: human (PIC-instructor, PIC)
Category: FUEL, CFIT.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NBAAI Ukraine
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: State Emergencies Ministry

Revision history:

01-May-2020 17:26 DavidNowman Added
01-May-2020 17:28 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2020 17:30 harro Updated [Source, Photo]
01-May-2020 18:05 Anon. Updated [Date]
01-May-2020 18:50 The2ndBaron Updated [Nature]
01-May-2020 21:51 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2021 14:40 Serhii Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
17-Aug-2021 14:43 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative, Accident report]
17-Aug-2021 14:44 harro Updated [Accident report]

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