Together with a passenger, the pilot of the Aquila A.211 was making a local flight from Breda International Airport, travelling in the direction of Hulst, prior to returning to the airport of departure. During the return flight, close to the airport, the aircraft started to lose engine power. The pilot decided to head directly for the airport. He attempted to recover engine power by briefly throttling down and switching magneto; however, this did not have the intended effect. The aircraft made an emergency landing with tailwind on runway 25 and bounced. This caused the aircraft’s nose wheel support to break, and the propeller came into contact with the runway.

The Dutch Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of the engine failure.


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Theme Aviation

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Type Shortened Investigation

Status Completed

Phase Completion