On 21/4/2018, at 12:00 h, the Aircraft Piper PA-28-140 with registration SX-SEX took off from Messolonghi LF with four Pilots onboard with destination Kopaida "Dimitra" LF. All on board were Pilot members of the Araxos Αir Club. Two Pilots would disembark at Kopaida LF in order to pick up another ultralight Aircraft with registration SX-UBX. At 15:20LT SX-SEX Aircraft took off from Kopaida LF with two Pilots on board to return to Messolonghi LF. At 12:57:52LT at an altitude of 2500 ft and while the Aircraft had passed the IXONI point, the pilot reported to the FIC an emergency due to a problem with the fuel pump and his intention to land on the old highway. During the approach for the forced landing, the Aircraft collided with the horizontal support cable between two electricity pillars, resulting in its impact on the road of the old highway where it stopped after traveling a distance of 64.5 m.
The forced landing was monitored by the two Pilots of the other Aircraft who informed the FIC and NHERC. The rescue teams that arrived rescued one fatally injured and one injured. AAIASB was informed about the accident and the investigation team was appointed on the same day, while on 23/4/2018 the AAIASB informed the State of design and manufacture of the Aircraft, the European Commission, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Safety Incidents Reporting Committee.
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