ASN Aircraft accident Saab 340B HB-AKC Berne-Belp Airport (BRN)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Thursday 9 December 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Registration: HB-AKC
MSN: 340B-215
First flight: 1989-09-22 (4 years 3 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Berne-Belp Airport (BRN) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg EuroAirport (BSL/LFSB), France
Destination airport:Berne-Belp Airport (BRN/LSZB), Switzerland
Crossair flight 922 started in Basel with destination Bern, Switzerland. While landing, the aircraft swerved off the runway. The propeller, undercarriage, flaps and the fuselage were damaged. There were no injuries.

Probable Cause:

The accident was due to:
- An unstabilized flare during landing caused by a gust of wind;
- Indecisiveness of the PIC to postpone landing;
- The indecisive and inadequate behavior of the PIC when decelerating the aircraft after touchdown in cross winds.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: Nr. 1579
Download report: Final report

Runway excursion (veer-off)


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Distance from Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg EuroAirport to Berne-Belp Airport as the crow flies is 75 km (47 miles).

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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