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CIAS AND BEA HAVE SIGNED A COOPERATION PROTOCOL IN THE FIELD OF INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS IN CIVIL AVIATION

September 11, 2016

 

On September 7, 2016, the Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center (CIAS) from Romania and the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile (BEA) from France have signed a Declaration of intent on cooperation and assistance in the field of civil aircraft accident and incident investigation.

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Nicolae STOICA, General Director of CIAS and Rémi JOUTY, Director of BEA

CIAS and BEA will cooperate in aircraft accident and incident investigation, investigation training and sharing of information and expertise, consistent with the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 13 of the Chicago Convention and Regulation (EU) no. 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010..

During their visit to the BEA headquarters in Le Bourget, France, the representatives of CIAS visited the laboratory of BEA, used for reading and analyzing the information from flight data recorders on-board of aircrafts involved in aviation accidents. Also, they conducted a series of activities in order to plan a regular exchange of knowledge and information with the representatives of BEA, in the following areas:

  • civil aviation accidents or incidents in which CIAS or BEA has a particular interest;
  • organization, methods and techniques involved in conducting civil aviation safety investigations;
  • communication: publication of studies and reports, communication with the families of the victims involved in aircraft accidents, and the media representatives.

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Rémi JOUTY, Director of BEA and Nicolae STOICA, General Director of CIAS

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Almost one thousand „bird strike” aviation occurrences reported to CIAS, from the beginning of 2010

September 2, 2016

 

The Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center (CIAS) presents the situation of „bird strike” aviation occurrences that took place on the territory of Romania, between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2016.

In the analyzed period there were reported 982 „bird strike” occurrences, these registering a significant increase between 2013 and 2014, as it can be observed from the following diagram:

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*For 2016, the statistics refer to occurrences registered up to August 31 (inclusive)

Given the increased incidence of „bird strike” occurrences in our country, especially in the last years, we wish to draw again a warning signal about the risk of this type of occurrences which may endanger passenger safety.

Click here to see the full version of the report related to the situation of „bird strike” occurrences in civil aviation between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2016, reported to CIAS.

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PRESS RELEASE

August 3, 2016

The Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center was notified today, August 3, 2016, around 16.25 o’clock, about an aviation occurrence, in the area of Ghimbav aerodrome, Brașov County, in which it was involved a skydiver.

On landing the skydiver had a rough contact with the ground and it was necessary the intervention of ambulance service.

An investigation team from CIAS goes to the accident site.

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PRESS RELEASE

July 2, 2016

The Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center was notified today, July 2, 2016, around 12.30 o’clock, about an aviation occurrence on the radius of Perşani locality, Brașov County.

A small aircraft, with the registration marks I-7967, crashed and caught fire. There were two persons in the aircraft, one of them died by carbonization and the other one suffered burns all over the body.

An investigation team from CIAS goes to the accident site.

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CIAS and IAC have signed a Memorandum of understanding in the field of investigation and prevention of accidents in civil aviation

June 23, 2016

On June 17, 2016, the Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center (CIAS) and the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) have signed a Memorandum of understanding in the field of investigation and prevention of accidents in civil aviation.

During their visit to the IAC headquarters in Moscow, the representatives of CIAS (Nicolae Stoica – General Director and Cristian Tecuceanu - Chief of Investigation Department) conducted a series of activities, as part of the investigation works regarding the accident occurred on April 26, 2012 near Ostrov, in Tulcea County (Romania) with the Ka-32A helicopter, registered ER-KGD.

CIAS and IAC expressed their satisfaction with the achieved agreement and hope for the further cooperation in order to increase flight safety of civil aviation of both parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nicolae Stoica ( General Director, CIAS) and Aleksey Morozov (Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Air Accident Investigation Commission, IAC)

 

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 Nicolae Stoica ( General Director, CIAS) and Cristian Tecuceanu (Chief of Investigation Department, CIAS)

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ON 23.08.2013 THE PILOT OF THE AICRAFT ZLIN-142 TYPE, REGISTERED YR-ZCC, BELONGING TO THE ROMANIAN AIR CLUB, MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING

14th of June 2016

 

On 23.08.2013 the pilot of the aircraft ZLIN 142 type, registered YR-ZCC, belonging to the Romanian Air Club, while performing training flights (runway laps) in the area of Cinceni Aerodrome, noticed a loud noise in the front part of the aircraft and he immediately identified a real engine failure and decided to make an emergency landing.
The cause of the accident is the breakage of piston no. 6 rod, as a result of the improper assembly of one of the two locking snap rings of the piston bolt during the last major engine repair.
The Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center, as investigation authority of civil aviation occurrences, issued this Final Report.

 

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ON 25TH OF SEPTEMBER 2007, THE AIRCRAFT DIAMOND DA42 TYPE, REGISTERED OE-FCD, BELONGING TO DIAMOND AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES GMBH CRASHED

 

06th of June 2016

On 25th of September 2007, the aircraft Diamond DA42 type, registered OE-FCD, belonging to Diamond Aircraft Industries GmBH, which was performing scanning flights of the ground surface crashed in a wooded mountain area, in the area of Valea Oltețului.

The investigation commission within the Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center established the following causes that led to the accident occurrence:

  1. 1.Determinant cause:
  • The probable cause of the accident occurrence is the inability to control the aircraft attitude with belly pod scanning system configuration, on a flight with one inoperative engine.
  1. 2.Favoring causes:
  • right engine stop due to the failure of the propeller pitch regulating valve (PPRV);
  • stopped engine propeller pitch moving from feather position;
  • flaps actuation without the aircraft being stabilized after exiting the turn and in limit speed conditions;
  • aircraft weight over the maximum admitted limit;
  • center of gravity behind the rear limit provided by the manufacturer;
  • performing the scanning mission in a mountainous area, below the quotas level of the surrounding mountains.

The Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center, as investigation authority of civil aviation occurrences, issued this Final Report.

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Studies and analysis

The Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center elaborates specialized studies, specific analysis and newsletters on civil aviation safety.

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CIAS runs investigations of civil aviation occurrences, with the purpose to determining the facts, causes and circumstanes that led to their production.

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