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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Status:Final
Date:Monday 13 February 2012
Time:11:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic SB20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 2000
Operator:Carpatair
Registration: YR-SBK
C/n / msn: 033
First flight: 1996-02-16 (16 years )
Engines: 2 Allison AE2100A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 55
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Craiova Airport (CRA) (   Romania)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Craiova Airport (CRA/LRCV), Romania
Destination airport:Timisoara Airport (TSR/LRTR), Romania
Flightnumber:V32385
Narrative:
A Saab 2000 turboprop passenger plane sustained damage in a runway excursion accident at Craiova Airport, Romania.
Carpatair flight 2385 to Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport veered off runway 09 and hit a one metre high snowbank during takeoff.
There was low to medium snowfall at the time of the accident and the runway surface was covered with a layer dry snow.

Probable Cause:

The causes of the event
1. Human error generated by:
1.1. The take-off conditions exceeded the training level of the crew.
1.2. Change of take-off procedure, without prior training.
2. Favorable cause: improper snow removal

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAS Romania
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: A13-08
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Runway excursion

METAR Weather report:
09:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
METAR LRCV 130900Z 08004KT 0500 SN FZFG SCT002 BKN004 OVC006 M06/M07 Q1016 09492093=


Follow-up / safety actions

issued 1 Notice to Airmen (Notam)

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Distance from Craiova Airport to Timisoara Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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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