Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311 D-BEAT, Wednesday 6 January 1993
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Date:Wednesday 6 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311
Owner/operator:Contact Air Flugdienst, lsf Lufthansa Cityline
Registration: D-BEAT
MSN: 210
Year of manufacture:1990
Total airframe hrs:5973 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 23
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,8 km E of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bremen Airport (BRE/EDDW)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311 passenger plane, D-BEAT, was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), France. Four passengers were killed in the accident.
Flight LH5634 had departed Bremen Airport (BRE), Germany at 17:55 carrying 19 passengers and four crew members. During the descent towards Paris-Charles de Gaulle, runways 27 and 28 were in use.
The approach controller gave instructions for a runway 27 approach. The runway 27 ILS course was intercepted at 19:14, when 14 NM from the runway threshold.
The local/north controller then cleared the flight for a runway 27 approach. At the same time a preceding Korean Air Boeing 747 contacted the runway with its no. 1 engine. The ATC supervisor decided to close the runway for inspection. The local controller then contacted flight LH5634 and instructed them turn left to intercept the runway 28 ILS course and contact the local/south controller.
The crew contacted the local/south controller and reported at 1,5 NM from the runway. They did not see the runway yet because they were flying through clouds.
The aircraft entered a high sink rate and flew into the ground 1800 m short of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: d-at930106p
Status: Preliminary report
Report: Preliminary report


Air & Cosmos/Aviation International no. 1561, 12.4.96 (31)
Air Safety Week 11 January 1993 (p. 4)
Der Spiegel 10/1993 (p.261)
Flight International
Scramble 164



photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Milano-Linate Airport (LIN); 03 August 1991

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