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Aircraft types Blackshape BS 115, BK160, BK160-200 and BK-160TR are not allowed to fly for the time being, according to an airworthiness directive  from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) dated 18 March 2024.

The Dutch Safety Board is investigating an accident involving a Blackshape BS 115. On 28 June 28 2022, this aircraft crashed into the Zwarte Meer. The Dutch Safety Board’s investigation is still ongoing. The Dutch Safety Board is now publishing a preliminary report because of the directive issued by EASA and a fatal incident in Malaysia on 13 February 2024.

About the preliminary report

The preliminary report contains an update on the ongoing investigation. The report includes factual information about the history of the flight, aircraft wreckage examination and performed tests.

About the Dutch Safety Board’s investigation

The Dutch Safety Board’s investigation focuses on identifying causes and underlying factors that led to the crash. Further investigation is currently being conducted into the fire damage and specific parts of the aircraft. The investigation is in the analysis phase. The final report will be published on the investigation page in due course.

The occurrence in brief

On 28 June 2022, an instructor and a student pilot took off from Lelystad Airport for an instruction flight. Radar data shows the aircraft descended approximately 23 minutes after take-off, after which the aircraft crashed in the Zwarte Meer, a lake in The Netherlands. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and both occupants did not survive the crash. The aircraft wreckage was recovered from the lake.

Currently, the investigation is in the analysis phase. The final report of the investigation will be published in due course on its investigation page.

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