Thursday, September 29, 2016

Shijiazhuang LE-500 Little Eagle: Fatal accident occurred September 15, 2016 in Shijiazhuang City, China

NTSB Identification: WPR16WA186
Accident occurred Thursday, September 15, 2016 in Shijiazhuang City, China
Aircraft: LITTLE EAGLE LE500, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On September 15, 2016, about 0308 Universal Time, a Little Eagle LE500 single-engine airplane, Chinese registration B-9246, impacted flat terrain about 1,640 feet from the approach end of runway 18, at the Luan Cheng General Aviation Airport, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, P.R. China. The pilot and 3 passengers were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed in a post crash fire. The flight was an exhibition flight that had remained in the pattern at the airport, and had been airborne about 10 minutes when the pilot radioed that there was a malfunction.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is investigating the accident. As the State of Manufacture of the engine, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has designated a United States accredited representative to assist the CAAC in its investigation.

All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to the CAAC:

Civil Aivation Administration of China (CAAC)

Aircraft Accident Investigation Division

Northern Regional Administration


Tel: +86--0311-8802-7730

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