Accident Diamond DA40 Diamond Star F-HDAV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294831
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Date:Saturday 19 July 2008
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-HDAV
MSN: D4.318
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, Hérault 34 -   France
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL/LFMT)
Destination airport:Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL/LFMT)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The student pilot joined the airfield circuit from the east. As he was about to enter the airfield circuit on a base leg for the paved runway 31R, the controller announced a change of runway. The student understood that runway 31L was now in use. Instead of turning downwind for runway 13L, he continued toward runway 31L. The controller cleared him to cross-cut the centrelines and merge downwind for runway 13R. The student explained that he was turning too early on the base leg. Feeling too high on short final, he applied a steep nose-down attitude. The nose gear struck the runway and broke off. The propeller touched the runway. The aircraft went off the right side of the runway.
The student flew 25 hours, all on type. This was his second solo flight.


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12-Oct-2022 11:50 harro Added

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