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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Date:Thursday 8 August 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 10
Operator:Burda Holding
Registration: D-CBUR
C/n / msn: 098
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:5797
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-1C
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7,2 km (4.5 mls) S of Offenburg Airport (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Destination airport:Offenburg Airport (EDTO), Germany
Collided with a wooded hillside during a VFR descent through thick clouds. The aircraft was on approach to runway 02.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Der Unfall geschah, weil das Flugzeug während des Sinkfluges (beim IFR/VFR-Wechselverfahren) nach Sichtflugregeln (VFR) in tiefhängende Wolken eingeflogen war und der Anflug nicht abgebrochen wurde."

VFR flight in IMC
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» BFU id 3X327-0/96


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport to Offenburg Airport as the crow flies is 283 km (177 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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