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Last updated: 25 May 2019
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Date:Monday 4 September 1989
Time:17:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
Operator:Securité Civile
Registration: C-GSFS
C/n / msn: 10473
First flight: 1972
Total airframe hrs:8053
Cycles:8886
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7R
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Laval-Pradel (   France)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Aubenas-Vals-Lanas Airport (OBS/LFHO), France
Destination airport:Aubenas-Vals-Lanas Airport (OBS/LFHO), France
Narrative:
The Fokker took off from Aubenas with 6300l of water on board to fight a forest fire to the north of Alès. The aircraft descended too low during its mission and crashed into trees.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES PROBABLES:" L'accident résulte d'une perte de controle en virage de présentation a très faible hauteur.;
Cette perte de controle est consécutive a une manoeuvre trop brutale rendue obligatoire par un mauvais positionnement au début de la présentation.;
Des causes concourantes ont été : une trop grande charge de travail pour le commandant de bord, des langues différentes entre les membres d'équipage et des pratiques d'exploitation a la sécurité civile qui laissent une trop grande part a l'improvisation sur zone la mauvaise visibilité sur l'axe
final."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Rapport final sur l'accident survenu le 4 septembre 1989 a Laval Pradel au Fokker 27/600 immatriculé C-GSFS
» Willem Wendt
» Aérosteles : Lieux de mémoire aéronautique


Photos

photo of Fokker-F-27600-C-GSFS
accident date: 04-09-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: C-GSFS
photo of Fokker-F-27600-C-GSFS
accident date: 04-09-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: C-GSFS
photo of Fokker-F-27600-C-GSFS
accident date: 04-09-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: C-GSFS
photo of Fokker-F-27600-C-GSFS
accident date: 04-09-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: C-GSFS
photo of Fokker-F-27600-C-GSFS
accident date: 04-09-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: C-GSFS
photo of Fokker-F-27600-C-GSFS
accident date: 04-09-1989
type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 600
registration: C-GSFS
 

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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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