Date & Time: Aug 9, 2000 at 1435 LT
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Aircraft Guaranty Title & Trust
Landing (descent or approach)
Zweibrücken – Egelsbach
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The twin engine aircraft departed Zweibrücken Airport on a VFR flight to Egelsbach, carrying two passengers and one pilot. Following an uneventful flight at an altitude of 5,000 feet and while approaching the destination, the pilot informed ATC about technical problems and elected to divert to Griesheim-August-Euler Airport. On short final, while completing a left turn, the aircraft stalled and crashed 160 metres short of runway 25 threshold, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.
Failure of the left engine because the fuel selector valve was in OFF position. For unknown reasons, the pilot failed to feather the left propeller and on short final, the aircraft's speed was below minimum, causing the aircraft to stall and to crash. No technical anomalies were found on the aircraft.