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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 729
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400/120A Dauphin 80
Owner/operator:St. Vliegmaterieel Rotterdam
Registration: PH-SRY
MSN: 1403
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Midden-Zeeland Airport, 5 nm ENE of Middelburg, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Midden-Zeeland Airport (EHMZ)
Destination airport:Rotterdam (RTM/EHAM)
Written off (destroyed) June 14, 1980 when crashed during initial climbs out from Midden-Zeeland Airport, 5 nautical miles East-North-East of Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands. According to rough translation from Dutch into English of the accident report:

There was a cross wind 18-20 knots with gusts to 25 knots. Before the start was that the pilot communicated clearly, and moreover was told him, when he indicated to want to return anyway to Rotterdam, he did so at their own risk.

At the start, the plane was allowed to stand to the right, which the driver retract gas, and again gave full throttle. But again the plane out of its orbit to the right. The driver saw looming ahead: the restaurant, only for the hangar parked used aircraft and the wreck of F-BXJA

He feared that he, the start degrading or not, anyway collides with these obstacles to come. To avoid this he went, knowing that the rate this was still too low, the unit steeply from the ground and put a right turn simultaneously. in this bend a maximum height of six meters was reached but then hit the unit -of course- exaggerated, it sank and hit the right wing to the ground. It rolled through, hit the nose to the ground and came backward to a halt. the top of the cockpit was pressed but only admitted shooting witnesses could appliance lift on one wing and free the two occupants. Both were seriously injured.

Registration PH-SRY cvancelled July 14, 1980




Photo of PH-SRY courtesy

Ostend / Bruges (EBOS / OST)
; (c) Marijn Aarts (via Joop de Groot)

Revision history:

21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
20-May-2016 16:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-May-2016 16:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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