Accident Diamond DA40 Diamond Star F-HDAX, 21 Apr 2015
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294214
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Owner/operator:ESMA Aviation Academy
Registration: F-HDAX
MSN: D4.358
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Carcassonne-Salvaza Airport, Aude 11 -   France
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Valence-Chabeuil Airport (VAF/LFLU)
Destination airport:Carcassonne-Salvaza Airport (CCF/LFMK)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot made a solo navigation flight from Montpellier Méditerranée, with stops at Valence Chabeuil and Carcassonne Salvaza.
After landing on runway 10 of Carcassonne Salvaza Airfield, he headed for the "general aviation" parking area, in order to park there and have his logbook signed at the nearby ARFF lookout. He turned left when he entered this area, taxied on the ground markings and turned right behind two parked aircraft. He decided to go around these aircraft between the parking positions and the hangar.
He focused on the separation with the aircraft on his right and did not check the separation with the buildings on his left. The left wing tip of the aircraft hit a hangar door. The aircraft pivoted to the left and the rotating propeller hit the building.

The pilot chose to taxi outside the designated taxiways when he was not based at this airfield.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Oct-2022 18:45 harro Added
10-Oct-2022 18:46 harro Updated [Location]
31-Dec-2022 08:24 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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