Date & Time:
Sep 15, 2012 at 1340 LT
Strausberg - Rønne
Crew was performing a private flight from Strausberg, Germany, to Rønne, Bornholm Island, Denmark. Aircraft left Strausberg at 1258LT for a thirty minutes flight which was uneventful. While descending to runway 29, crew performed a last turn to the left to join the glide and received the permission to land. On a left base to runway 29, both engines suffered from fuel starvation and quiet. Crew three times declared an emergency, aircraft stalled and crashed on km short of runway threshold. While both occupants were seriously injured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Inadequate en route fuel management resulted in fuel starvation of both engines, while the aircraft was flying at low altitude and the airspeed was decreasing. The dual engine flame out and the subsequent aircraft speed control led to an unrecoverable stall and consequently caused the accident.
On board the aircraft in the pilot’s personal belongings, the AIB DK found 2 Airline Transport Pilot Licenses (ATPL) issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The 2 US ATPL licenses had the same FAA license number but the names of the license holders were different. The names of the license holders were inconsistent with the pilot’s Iranian identity.
The BFU informed the AIB DK that the pilot was neither in possession of a valid German pilot license nor a German validation of an US license, which was required to operate a German registered aircraft.
The NTSB informed the AIB DK that the pilot was not in possession of a valid US pilot license.
It has not been possible for the AIB DK to determine whether or not the pilot was in possession of valid pilot license issued by another state.
The BFU informed the AIB DK that the certificate of aircraft registration was cancelled in 2009. Later on in the investigation, the BFU corrected this information. On February 2nd , 2012 and due to a missing airworthiness certificate, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (CAA - Germany) revoked the certificate of aircraft registration.
The latest valid airworthiness certificate was issued on the 8th of March 2004 and expired on the 31st of March 2005.
At the time of the accident, the aircraft was not recorded to be maintained by a JAR 145 maintenance organization, a maintenance program or a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO).