Accident Robin DR.400/140B Dauphin 4 F-GMXY, Tuesday 15 August 2023
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Date:Tuesday 15 August 2023
Time:c. 11:43 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robin DR.400/140B Dauphin 4
Owner/operator:Aéro-club Loudunais
Registration: F-GMXY
MSN: 2239
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Loire River, near Lavau-sur-Loire, Loire-Atlantique -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Loudun Airfield (LFDL)
Destination airport:La Baule-Escoublac Airfield (LBY/LFRE)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Robin DR.400/140B Dauphin 4 crashed into the Loire River near Lavau-sur-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, with three persons on board.

The aircraft had departed its home base Loudun Airfield (LFDL) at 10:55 hours local time on a flight to La Baule-Escoublac Airfield (LBY/LFRE).
ADS-B data shows that the flight followed the Loire River until it made a descending right-hand turn with the last ADS-B datapoint being registered at 11:42 near Lavau-sur-Loire.
Debris was reported in the water at around 18:30 and one of the three bodies was recovered.
The two other occupants didn't survive but are not yet found.

The 16 aug; the 2 other body were recovered in the swamp.


Weather reported at Saint-Nazaire Montoir Airport, about 13 km west of the last recorded ADS-B point (0942Z):
LFRZ 151000Z AUTO 31005KT 230V030 9999 OVC012 18/16 Q1018 BECMG BKN020
LFRZ 150930Z AUTO 33005KT 270V020 9999 OVC013 18/16 Q1018 BECMG BKN020




Revision history:

15-Aug-2023 17:15 Romain58 Added
15-Aug-2023 17:18 harro Updated
15-Aug-2023 19:08 Iceman 29 Updated
15-Aug-2023 19:43 RobertMB Updated
16-Aug-2023 05:35 harro Updated
16-Aug-2023 08:38 Iceman 29 Updated
18-Aug-2023 05:45 Anon. Updated
23-Aug-2023 10:44 harro Updated

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