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Date:12-OCT-2010
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400-180 Regent
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: F-GJLM
C/n / msn: 1286
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Baztan Valley region in the province of Navarra -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:LFMZ
Destination airport:LESO
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Narrative:
The aircraft took off with three people on board at 08:36 UTC from Lezignan-Corbieres airport in eastern France, bound for the airport of San Sebastián (Spain). It participated in an air rally with 12 other aircraft whose final destination was the airport of Saint-Louis in Senegal.

The radar track showed the aircraft flying to the VOR/DME of Biarritz, on a course nearly west until at 10:00 UTC. Instead of continuing on to San Sebastian in southwest direction as the rest of the aircraft in the group, the pilot turned southward deep into the Pyrenees.

The journey due south lasted eleven minutes to reach the town of Elizondo (Pamplona), which was overflown at 10:11 UTC along the N121B road. At this point, the aircraft changed the course back along the same road but to the north. The latter part of the northward flight lasted 7 minutes during which it completed a 360 degree turn and gained height. After this change, at 10:15:55, at 3400 feet and 100 knots, the aircraft made first contact with the tower of San Sebastian to report on their departure airport. Calls from ATC to the aircraft remained unanswered. The last radar track showed 140 knots and 2000 feet.

The accident occurred near the last radar plot against the side of a mountain. The remains indicate a high speed impact. The aircraft was completely destroyed by the impact and the three people on board died on impact.

Sources:

http://m.france24.com/en/20101012-french-private-plane-crashes-mountain-three-dead-spain
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.fomento.es/MFOM/LANG_CASTELLANO/DIRECCIONES_GENERALES/ORGANOS_COLEGIADOS/CIAIAC/INVESTIGACION/2010/034_2010.htm]

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.diariodenavarra.es/20101013/navarra/tres-muertos-al-estrellarse-avioneta-baztan.html?not=2010101302115995&idnot=2010101302115995&dia=20101013&seccion=navarra&seccion2=sucesos&chnl=10&ph=2]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2010 13:10 gerard57 Added
13-Oct-2010 13:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source]
16-Oct-2010 06:44 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Oct-2010 15:09 Mateyhv Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Nov-2010 13:59 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2010 05:33 Niko Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
26-Nov-2011 16:21 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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