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02/2018

info button 32 ACCIDENT of SX-UAO Powered Hang-Glider (Trike) on 29/12/2015

02/2018

Final Report

ACCIDENT    
En-route
Minor injury    
Substantial damage
Sea channel at MESOLOGGI
29/12/2015
17:10
15:10
Powered Hang-Glider (Trike)
0 - 2250 Kg
SX-UAO
HALLEY APOLLO
Ουγγαρία
DELTA JET
Hellenic
DAIDALUS Athens Airclub
DAIDALUS Athens Airclub
Non Commercial: General Aviation / Private / Business
YES
02/2018

Summary:

On 29/12/2015, 16:55 LT, the Ultralight Aircraft (ULA) Trike Apollo Halley type Delta Jet with Registration SX-UAO, took off from Mesologi Airfield with a pilot and one passenger on board, to execute a flight round Mesologi lagoon and to return back for landing at the same airfield.

During flight at an altitude of 1,900 ft over the city of Mesologi, the pilot tried to increase the engine power by pressing the acceleration pedal without having any response. When the pilot released the acceleration pedal the engine power decreased abruptly without been increased again, after many attempts by the pilot, the ULA started losing altitude abruptly.
The pilot directed the ULA for forced landing at the area of old saline across Tourlida area. During forced landing phase, the ULA hit unpowered electricity distribution cables that were transversely crossing a naval channel and crashed inside it.

The two person onboard the ULA were injured and were hospitalized at Mesologi General Hospital.

The AAIASB was informed by Port Authority of Mesologi on the same day, on 30/12/2015 an investigation team was set up and on 05/01/2016 the accident notification was made by the ULA pilot.


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