Accident Douglas DC-3A F-BAOA, Wednesday 8 January 1958
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3A
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-BAOA
MSN: 11708
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS) -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS/LFBI)
Destination airport:Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS/LFBI)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-3 left for a training flight at Poitiers; on board were a pilot-in-command/instructor, a flight mechanic, four trainee pilots and two passengers. With a trainee pilot at the controls, a break-through and landing on one engine was carried out. The landing was discontinued because the gear failed to lock down too late. When power was re-applied the DC-3 veered the right and crashed into the buildings of an army munitions dump.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to the successive appearance of two incidents during a training exercise: slowness of the landing gear to extend; failure of the right engine to pick up power. The crew which included a pilot under training and a mechanic with limited experience, did not properly co-ordinate their actions. The instructor, because of his position in the cockpit, was unable to assist."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: Report f-oa580108
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO Circular 64-AN/58 (14-17)


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