Accident Saab 2000 HB-IZG, Tuesday 28 January 2014
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Date:Tuesday 28 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic SB20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 2000
Owner/operator:Etihad Regional, lsf Darwin Airline
Registration: HB-IZG
MSN: 2000-010
Year of manufacture:1994
Engine model:Allison AE2100A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Saab 2000 of Darwin Airline/Etihad Regional suffered a hard landing accident at Paris-CDG, France. There were no personal injuries on the 3 crew and 16 passengers on board.
Flight F7-250 had departed Leipzig Airport (LEJ), Germany on a scheduled service to Paris-CDG. The copilot was the Pilot Flying (PF) while the captain was Pilot Monitoring (PM).
The flight was cleared to perform an ILS approach to runway 27R. The aircraft intercepted the glide slope at 07:25.
The tower controller then cleared the flight to land and reported wind from 200° at 12 kt.
The captain again advises the OPL by reminding him when to set up the aircraft for landing.
At an altitude of 2,300 ft the landing configuration was set (20° flap) and the approach target speed of 123 kt was selected. At a height of 1000 ft, the approach was stable and the runway was in sight. At a height of about 400 ft, the PF disconnected the autopilot and at 200 ft, the decision height, the crew decided to continue the approach.
Passing 50 ft, the PF gradually returned the power levers to the "flight idle" position and initiated the flare. Shortly before touchdown the captain pulled on the control column to the maximum nose-up value (11°) and the attitude reached a value of 5°. The wheels of the main landing gear hit the ground hard, and the airplane was at an indicated speed of about 120 kt. The airplane then bounced. The copilot then pushed the control column forward, causing a nose down attitude. De PM then again pulled on the controls and the aircraft bounced a second time.
The PM increased power which was immediately reduced by the PF. The nose landing gear of the aircraft then impacted the runway and collapsed.

Conclusion (translated from French):
During the flare, the PIC said that the landing was going to be hard. In the emergency, he acted quickly by pulling on the controls without announcing his intentions to Copilot. This lack of coordination within the crew led to a double piloting and successive and opposite actions on the flight controls during the management of the bounced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: hb-g140128
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 February 2001 HB-IZG Crossair 0 Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH/LSZH) min
Inflight smoke



photo (c) Markus Eigenheer; Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG); 08 November 2013; (CC:by-sa)

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