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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 8 August 1996
Time:09:40
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7,2 km (4.5 mls) S of Offenburg Airport (   Germany)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:München-Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC/EDDM), Germany
Destination airport:Offenburg Airfield (EDTO), Germany
Narrative:
Collided with a wooded hillside during a VFR descent through thick clouds. The aircraft was on approach to runway 02.

Probable Cause:

The accident happened because the aircraft was flown into low clouds during the descent (with the IFR/VFR change procedure) according to visual flight rules (VFR) and the approach was not aborted.

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

Sources:
» BFU id 3X327-0/96


Photos

photo of Dassault-Falcon-10-D-CBUR
accident date: 08-08-1996
type: Dassault Falcon 10
registration: D-CBUR
photo of Dassault-Falcon-10-D-CBUR
accident date: 08-08-1996
type: Dassault Falcon 10
registration: D-CBUR
 

Map
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 Airfield as the crow flies is 283 km (177 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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