Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps

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Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps

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Emergency landing in the Austrian Alps. Thanks to the save Diamond design... both crew survived with minor brushes only. Landing spot approx. 8000ft
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Yikes, glad everyone is OK. It speaks volumes about the safe design of this plane. How many small aircraft could land in a place like that with no significant injuries?
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It's great that everyone is ok, I hope we'll get some info about sudden loss of power that led to crash landing.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/237535
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The landing site is approx. 8000ft, it was a hot summer day, max. ROC acc. AFM for the Rotax 912 powered DV20 100hp shows 200-300 ft/min.
Acc.to local police they flew into wrong valley. It looks very much like a CFIT due to poor climb performance in rising terrain. Then, emergency landing just under the ridge, greatly handled without stalling close to ground. Otherwise it would be called crash.
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Re: Katana emergency landing in the Austrian alps

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Boy, that is really rocky where they put down. Glad they are safe.
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