Event Details

Title:Flat spin, Accident occurredon 25 June 1997 to Aircraft SUKHOI 26M, registration RA01295, in Barberá del Valles (Barcelona)
Micro summary:Engine failure yields a flat spin in an acrobatic trainer.
Event Time:1997-06-25 at 1840 UTC
File Name:1997-06-25-ES.pdf
Publishing Agency:Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC)
Publishing Country:Spain
Report number:A-033/1997
Site of event:Sabadell airport
Departure:Sabadell Airport, Sabedell, Spain
Destination:Sabadell Airport, Sabedell, Spain
Airplane Type(s):Suckhoi 26M
Flight Phase:Climb
Type of flight:Private
Serious Injuries:0
Other Injuries:0
Executive Summary:On the 25th of June of 1997, a Sukhoi 26M aircraft with registration number RA01295, took off from the Sabadell airport at 18:40 hours1 with one crew member on board. It was supposed to carry out an acrobatic training flight and return to the airfield. It had a normal take off, but upon reaching 1000 feet of altitude it communicated to the control tower that it was having engine problems and that it would attempt to return to the airfield.

The pilot attempted to return to the field and began to turn towards the left. According to witness testimonies the engine stopped and the aircraft went into a flat spin. Just before the impact, an attempt was made to restart the engine.

The impact occurred approximately 1 kilometre away from the end of runway 13.
Learning Keywords:Operations - Training Deficiency
Operations - Uncontrolled Flight into Terrain
Systems - Engine - Contained Engine Failure
Consequence - Damage - Airframe or fuselage
Consequence - Hull Loss


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