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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Wednesday 21 February 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340A
Operator:Crossair
Registration: HB-AHA
C/n / msn: 340A-005
First flight: 1984-04-11 (5 years 11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Training
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Narrative:
The undercarriage was erroneously retracted while the aircraft was on the ground during a training session. Apparently the undercarriage ground lock pins were not installed when the crew selected the undercarriage up.

The captain of this training session was later killed in a Crossair accident November 24, 2001 when his Avro RJ.100 crashed on approach to Zürich.

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Sources:
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.12
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.11


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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