ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294216
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Narrative:In October 2009, October 2010 and eleven times from September 2011 to September 2012, low pressure fuel pump failures occurred on aircraft equipped with Thielert TAE 125-02-99 engines. These failures, while having different failure modes, all resulted in the loss of pump drive. The engine then stopped due to lack of fuel supply.
|Date:||Wednesday 11 January 2012|
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| None|
|Location:||Pau-Uzein Airport (PUF/LFBP) -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Pau-Uzein Airport (PUF/LFBP)|
|Destination airport:||Muret-Lherm Airport (LFBR)|
|Investigating agency: ||BEA|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
The student took off with an instructor and examiner for the test flight for the IR-ME rating. Shortly after rotation, the left engine power suddenly dropped from 100% to 5%. The instructor in the right seat took over the controls and landed in the opposite direction.
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