Investigation of air accident with electric aeroplane 2 NM east of Arendal Airport Gullknapp in Norway

Description

On Wednesday 14 August 2019, LN-ELA lost propulsive power on approach to Arendal Airport Gullknapp. The aeroplane made an emergency landing in lake Nordnesstjønn, coming to rest floating inverted in the water. There were two persons on board, commander and passenger. Both escaped injuries.

The aircraft has been transported to the AIBN premises at Lillestrøm for technical examinations. Preliminary inspection indicates that both main batteries still had high remaining charge status and capacity when the power loss occurred.

Latest update: 22.08.2019

Location
2 NM east of Arendal Airport Gullknapp (ENGK), Aust Agder County, Norway
Occurrence date
14.08.2019
ICAO Location indicator
ENGK
Aircraft
Øvrige motorfly
Operator
Private
Registration
LN-ELA
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Aust-Agder
Type of occurrence
Accident
Type of operation
Private
Category of operation
Light, aeroplane (< 5 700kg)
Aircraft category
Landplane, Single-engine
FIR/AOR
ENOS (Oslo ATCC)
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