The Comco-Ikarus C42B Cyclone is a two-seat high-wing ultralight aeroplane with a fixed tricycle undercarriage.
Developed as the successor of the Fox C22, the Comco-Ikarus C42 is an innovative two-seat
micro-light aircraft. Production of the C-42 started in 1997 and over 1000 C42 are built
and exported world-wide. The powerplant of the C42 is a 4-cylinder-4-stroke Rotax
912UL engine. The empty weight of the aeroplane is 275 kg. With an
airspeed of 175 km/hr and a fuel tank volume of 50 litre the range of
the C42B is approx. 650 km.
The 1997-built Comco-Ikarus C42 Cyclone c/n 9710-6076 was registered PH-3A3 in the Netherlands on 10 December 1997.
The airframe is powered by a Rotax 912 UL DCDI engine. Comco-Ikarus C42 Cyclone PH-3A3 was photographed at the MLA-aerodrome
Stadskanaal in Vledderveen, the Netherlands. On 14 January 2012, the Ultralight aircraft was damaged beyond repair in a fatal
crash at Mussel close to the MLA-aerodrome. Registration PH-3A3 was
cancelled on 17 January 2012.