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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 730
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:15-MAY-1980
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400/125 Petit Prince
Owner/operator:St. Vliegmaterieel Rotterdam
Registration: PH-XYZ
C/n / msn: 964
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Texel International Airport, 4 miles NNE of Den Burg -   Netherlands
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Texel International Airport (EHTX)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
About five minutes after take off from Texel the engine started running irregularly and ran immediately afterwards completely fixed. The height was only between 300 and 400 ft. so there was little time to seek out a suitable emergency landing place.

Immediately after the crash was the driver already started a left turn in order against the wind to land in. The landing was performed on a field that was covered with low vegetation. It came he just meters to a ditch with all three wheels on the ground.

All the wheels broke off on impact with the opposite ditch. The aircraft skidded a few more meters on the stomach by, before coming to a stop. None of the three occupants was injured. The aircraft was written off.

It turned out that the plane spent quite a lot of oil, and that the driver rather nonchalant had dealt with his control

Sources:

1. http://www.hdekker.info/Nieuwe%20map/1980.htm#PH-XYZ
2. http://www.hdekker.info/registermap/MX.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2008 10:00 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2016 23:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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