Се урна грчки CL-215, индентификациска ознака "1111"

Факти, причини и последици од авионските несреќи.
Facts, reasons and outcomes from aircrash investigations.

Се урна грчки CL-215, индентификациска ознака "1111"

Postby IgorMKD » 27 Jun 2016, 01:02

Вчера, 26 јуни 2016 г., во 10.09 часот по CET време... Пилотите ок, авионот чуравела, изгорел.

Image

Image

Image
"Igor, dojde vreme skoloto da e posledna sansa za onie koi nemaat nikakov drug talent ;)".
IgorMKD
Астронаут
Астронаут
User avatar
 
Posts: 15301
Joined: 23 Nov 2006, 14:06
Location: Автокоманда, Скопје

Re: Се урна грчки CL-215, индентификациска ознака "1111"

Postby dragan_mig31 » 27 Jun 2016, 10:20

Image
♥Мuammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi♥
dragan_mig31
Тест пилот
Тест пилот
User avatar
 
Posts: 21441
Joined: 04 Aug 2006, 13:01
Location: Југославија

Re: Се урна грчки CL-215, индентификациска ознака "1111"

Postby dragan_mig31 » 27 Jun 2016, 11:27

♥Мuammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi♥
dragan_mig31
Тест пилот
Тест пилот
User avatar
 
Posts: 21441
Joined: 04 Aug 2006, 13:01
Location: Југославија

Re: Се урна грчки CL-215, индентификациска ознака "1111"

Postby IgorMKD » 27 Jun 2016, 12:09

HELLENIC AIR FORCE SUFFERS SECOND CL-215 CRASH IN 12 MONTHS

The aerial fire-fighting fleet of Greece entered serious crisis after Hellenic Air Force suffered its third major CL-215/415 accident since 2014 in situation when the service continues to experience decreased serviceability of increasingly aging aerial fire-fighting fleet.

On June 26, 2016, a Hellenic Air Force Canadair CL-215 piston-engines fire-fighting aircraft (identification number "1111") crash-landed at 11.09 hours local time (GMT+2) near the village of Stefani, in the area of Dervenochoria, some 30 km north-west of Greek capital Athens. The accident happened while the aircraft was on a fire-fighting mission together with seven other planes and five helicopters that were all together fighting huge wildfire that started in the previous night and that spread rapidly due to very strong winds. The accident occurred after reportedly aircraft filled with water sustained lost of power on one of its engines over wildfire area (some reports suggest No. 1 engine caught fire) forcing pilots to perform emergency landing in heavily wooded area. Having sustained no serious injuries the crew was able to leave damaged aircraft on their foot before it was engulfed by the fire that broke out shortly after. As a measure of precaution, both pilots have been transferred to 251 Air Force General Hospital in Athens for mandatory medical examination.

The crash of 1990-produced, 26-years old CL-215 "1111" was incredibly identical to the accident of another Greek CL-215 (identification number "1070"; a former Yugoslav Air Force aircraft wearing identification numbers "74428" and "72204", and a follow-on Serbian civil registration YU-BRG) that crashed one year earlier. That aircraft sustained technical problem while on a fire-fighting mission and went down near the village of Faraklo, some 170 km south-west of Athens. In that accident of July 17, 2015, the crew escaped serious injuries but the aircraft sustained serious structural damages and was declared write-off. Further back in time, Greece also lost one of its most modern fire-fighting aircraft in a non-fatal crash that happened on May 5, 2014 - a Bombardier CL-415GR "2050" flipped over upon landing on the water at Angelochori, some 20 km south-west of Thessaloniki. That aircraft was also damaged beyond repair.

The non-fatal accidents of "1111" and "1070" that happened within past 12 months are indeed last in a line of a total of nine CL-215 major accidents that Hellenic Air Force suffered over the previous 39 years (first CL-215 crashed in 1977). Unfortunately, four of these accidents have been fatal and have resulted with perishing of ten Hellenic Air Force aviators. While aerial fire-fighting operations are one of the most demanding and dangerous peace-time missions for the Hellenic Air Force the increased rate of CL-215 accidents in Greece is certainly result of many different factors with the age of CL-215 fleet been clearly among those that are considered most critical. This was also confirmed by former Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias who said in 2014 that condition of nation's aerial fire-fighting fleet is "critical". "The Air Force is making major efforts to maintain the planes in a good state but they are very old, and often have mechanical failures," said Minister Dendias.

The first CL-215 joined Hellenic Air Force in 1974 and ever since a total of 25 different aircraft of that type served Greece. Among those, 20 are Greek-owned aircraft: 16 been procured brand-new from the manufacturer with the remaining four been former Yugoslav Air Force examples that together with 13 spare engines and big quantity of spare parts have been procured in 1997 from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for a 24,4 million USD. In addition, five Canadian-registered CL-215s were taken on lease by Greece for a different period of time between the years 1998 and 2000 when delivery of freshly-purchased CL-415s was yet to begin or low serviceability of Hellenic Air Force CL-215s made lease option quite a necessary investment.

Hellenic Air Force currently possess 11 piston-powered CL-215-1A10 planes - one manufactured in 1974, three in 1976, one in 1978, one in 1979, two in 1980, two in 1986 and one in 1990. All these aircraft are listed in the inventory of the 355 Tactical Transport Squadron (355 MTM) based at Elefsis air base, near Athens. However, due to the growing age of the aircraft, problems with the logistics and ongoing budgetary issues no more than five CL-215s remain airworthy and ready for operational use at any given moment.

However, before it entered deeply into the spiral of the economic crisis Greece has managed to partially modernize its aerial fire-fighting fleet and this was done between 1999 and 2004 when 10 brand-new turbine-powered Bombardier CL-415GR/MP (CL-215-6B11) fire-fighting aircraft have been introduced in service with Hellenic Air Force 383 Special Operations & Air Fire Fighting Squadron (383 MEEA) that is unit constantly based at Mikra air base, near Thessaloniki. Having sustained two major accidents, one of which was fatal (CL-415MP "2055") and resulted with two casualties in July 2007, the 383 MEEA today operates eight CL-415GRs and out of these no more than five are ready to take-off and execute fire-fighting mission at any given moment.

The budgetary issues are increasingly pressing the Hellenic Air Force that among other priorities is also in a very serious need to modernize its continuously shrinking and increasingly aging fixed-wing fire-fighting fleet. The ultimate priority is CL-215 and its replacement with very expensive CL-415 is hardly a sustainable financial option. Also expensive alternative is to re-engine the existing Cl-215s and turn those planes into turbine-powered CL-215Ts with better hot-and-high performances. Much cheaper option would be to entirely withdraw the type from service and replace it with far less expensive to procure and operate single-engine turbine-powered fire-fighting amphibian Air Tractor AT-802 Fire Boss that is extremely popular and already operational for many years among wildfires-affected Mediterranean nations of Israel, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Croatia and Montenegro. Been a 3.100 liters PT6-powered water-bomber capable to also perform different agricultural and forest protection spraying missions, the Texas-made AT-802 could also be an ideal replacement for aging and logistically problematic Hellenic Air Force fleet of PZL-18 Dromader, Grumman G-164 Ag-Cat fire-fighting and agricultural aircraft.
COPYRIGHT IGOR BOZINOVSKI
"Igor, dojde vreme skoloto da e posledna sansa za onie koi nemaat nikakov drug talent ;)".
IgorMKD
Астронаут
Астронаут
User avatar
 
Posts: 15301
Joined: 23 Nov 2006, 14:06
Location: Автокоманда, Скопје


Return to Авионски несреќи / Case study

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests