CEN12WA560
CEN12WA560

On August 18, 2012, at 1510 coordinated universal time, a Paulistinha 56-C1, Portuguese registered CS-ALB, owned by the Aero Clube de Braga, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain under unknown circumstances near Ponte de Lima (LPBR), Braga, Portugal. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The flight originated from Ponte de Lima (LPBR), Braga, Portugal.

The Portuguese investigators received reports that following a touch and go maneuver, the airplane entered a left turn at a low altitude. The nose dropped and the airplane impacted the ground.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Portuguese government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Portuguese government or Ministério das Obras Públicas, Transportes e Comunicações GPIAA - Gabinete de Prevenção e Investigação de Acidentes com Aeronave. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Ministério das Obras Públicas, Transportes e Comunicações
GPIAA - Gabinete de Prevenção e Investigação de Acidentes com Aeronave
Praça Duque de Saldanha 31-4º
1050-094 LISOBOA, Portugal

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