Runway excursion Accident Robin DR.400/160 Major F-GABZ, Monday 23 October 2023
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Date:Monday 23 October 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robin DR.400/160 Major
Owner/operator:Aéroclub de l'Aisne
Registration: F-GABZ
MSN: 1142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Saint-Quentin-Roupy Airfield (LFOW), Saint-Quentin, Aisne -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Saint-Quentin-Roupy Airfield (LFOW)
Destination airport:Saint-Quentin-Roupy Airfield (LFOW)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Robin DR.400/160 Major failed to gain altitude after takeoff from Saint-Quentin-Roupy Airfield (LFOW), Saint-Quentin, Aisne, and force landed in a field.
One of the three occupants sustained minor injuries and the aircraft received a broken nose wheel.

Contributing factors
The following factors may have contributed to the runway overrun:
- the decision to use runway 04 for take-off, in the conditions of the day, in view of the aircraft's performance on a wet grass runway ;
- the failure to complete the pre-take-off checklist, which may have contributed to the failure to detect the probable incorrect flap configuration for take-off.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: BEA2023-0491
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

24-Oct-2023 05:40 gerard57 Added
24-Oct-2023 06:38 RobertMB Updated
08-Nov-2023 10:39 Anon. Updated [Source]
08-Nov-2023 10:40 Anon. Updated
26-Mar-2024 17:19 ASN Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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