Airplane crash due to engine failure

  • 2006-06-29
  • By TBT staff
RIGA 's The recent airplane crash in Ikskile, central Latvia, which resulted in two deaths, was most likely caused by engine failure, experts said.
Investigators have concluded that the airplane's engine died while the aircraft was flying, said Alfreds Gaveika, head of the Aviation Accidents and Incidents Investigation Bureau.
Speaking on an LNT morning news program, he said that, for now, engine failure was the only theory behind the crash.
A Cessna 152 crashed in Latvia's Ikskile District on June 28, killing the two people aboard -- a flight instructor and his trainee. The airplane fell amid private residential houses and only by lucky coincidence did not crash into any of the surrounding buildings.