An airplane instructional flight elemental Sieve of the Academy General of the Air rushed yesterday in the mar Menor, opposite the town of San Javier (Murcia), when he had an engine failure during the takeoff of a flight instruction.
In the accident died the commander instructor Daniel Melero Ordonez, 50 years of age and natural of Cadiz, and the ensign student of the third year, Rosa Maria Almirón Otero, 20 years, and Lucena (Cordoba).") Revised before you leave"
According to the minister of Defence in functions, Margarita Robles, the aircraft had carried out, without incident-a flight on Tuesday and another yesterday morning, prior to the accident. "It had worked and had revised before leaving. The proof is that one of the flights had been done," said the minister during a visit to the base of El Goloso in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid).
according To preliminary data collected by the commanders of the Army of the Air, the problem arose in "the third maneuver that made take-off": "Has made a stop and engine has been impacted," explained Robles.
the bodies of The two deceased were recovered yesterday by the rescue services in front of the beach Bornuevo of The Bank . The remains of the plane were also located.
After the accident, the Ministry of Defense published a message on his Twitter profile in which he lamented the death of the instructor and the student of the Academy General of the Air, and expressed "support and affection" of the Government to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.
This accident occurs 23 days after a plane C-101 Mirlo of the same Academy General of the Air estrellase in front of the mar Menor leading to the death of the commander, Francisco Marin, one of the "aces" of the Patrol Aerobatic Eagle.
The minister stressed that these two events have caused "much pain and suffering" in the Armed Forces, to which have been added to the severe damage caused by the floods that were there the last week in the Region of Murcia for the drop cold. "The Armed Forces always have the moral very high, comes within their profession, but in any case, it's a lot of pain. It is tremendous," he said.
The model of plane Sieve, as the ill-fated yesterday, entered service with the Spanish Air force in 1987.
The origin of this aircraft is the company chilean aeronautical Enaer, which provided a series of 41 kits to the Spanish company CASA -built to Airbus in 1999 - to its assembly in the factory of Getafe (Madrid). It is also known by the name of Pillán, the meaning of which mapuche language is "the devil".
Currently, the Air force has about 35 units of this type of aircraft instruction flight elemental. The planned date of low of this aircraft is 2030, as reported by military sources.Renew the fleet
the crash of The Sieve, in addition to the aircraft C-101-teaching-of-flight advanced, re-opens again the debate about the necessity that the Air force has to establish new models of aircraft to carry out the cycles of training of new pilots. This is one of the priorities of the Air force .
The Government has already approved in April purchase commitments of expenditures of 225 million euros for the Ministry of Defence to buy a new aircraft trainer to replace 60 devices C-101, whose operation life ends in September 2021. The u.s. aircraft Beechcraft T-6C Texan II is the big favorite to win the contest launched by the ministry.
this model of plane, you have to add the relay of the Sieve for which the aeronautical Airbus is working on a project along with other Spanish companies (Indra, ITP, GMV, Engineertecnobit or Cesa). The goal is to provide the Army the Air a plane of elementary education to replace the same model that the ill-fated yesterday within ten years.Updated Date: 19 September 2019, 04:00