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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87364
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Date:30-JUL-2003
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400-140B Major
Owner/operator:Aéro-club de La Rochelle et de Charente-Maritime
Registration: F-GIKB
MSN: 1912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Etaules -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:La Rochelle
Destination airport:Royan-Médis
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
Loss of control when continuing VFR in IMC at low altitude.
The accident was caused by the inappropriate decision to continue flying at low height in poor weather conditions.
The pilot's lack of experience and commitment to reach the destination were contributing factors.

Sources:

http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2003/f-kb030730/pdf/f-kb030730.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2011 14:13 harro Added
20-Feb-2021 21:04 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Country, Narrative]

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