Aviation Safety

Accident, Tartu/Ülenurme

Piper PA 28-235 Cherokee crash-landed on field 3 nm East from EETU airport. During training flight the pilot reported to the loss of oil pressure, few minutes later engine failed. All three persons on board sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was seriously damaged.

Accident is investigated by ESIB.

Serious incident, Pärnu

Danish registered Cessna C337F lost directional control while turning from the runway to taxiway C after landing. Aircraft exited the paved taxiway and collided with the taxiway light basement. The nose gear broke and collapsed, the front propeller and the belly of the aircraft sustained minor damage.

Aviation safety investigation

The main task of Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau is to learn from accidents and serious incidents and to make recommendations to avoid similar occurrences in future.

ESIB is permanent and independent investigation bureau in accordance with ICAO Annex XIII and EU regulation 996/2010. The sole objective of the safety investigations is to determine the causes of the accidents or serious incidents, not to apportion any blame or liability.  Bureau employs currently one aviation safety investigator.

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