|Type:||EDRA Super Petrel LS|
|C/n / msn:||S0284|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Toledo , Paraná - Brazil|
|Departure airport:||Toledo , Paraná, SBTD|
|Destination airport:||Cascavel , Paraná|
A Pétrel LS ultralight impacted a soy bean field, causing the death of the pilot. Unconfirmed nformation states that the 19 year-old pilot would have made radio contact with his father after having taken off and reported that there had been a breakdown in the aircraft. The father was piloting another ultralight
CENIPA. Analysis of these items by certified mechanics and engineers revealed other problems concerning the Petrel/Super Petrel model and the Edra/Scoda quality control: its fuselage is not made of carbon fiber, as it is advertised; the aircraft has non-aeronautical components; Super Petrel does not have a fuel indicator for each of its three tanks, to name but a few.
The CENIPA official report also revealed information regarding the manufacturer of the aircraft: Although there was a mandatory alert service bulletin—the equivalent of a recall—warning that the company should replace the engine’s fuel hose and that the “non-compliance with these instructions could result in … fatal injury.” Edra/Scoda informed that the piece was replaced during aircraft production, but the report shows that it was not replaced, with the flight ending in anticipated fatality.