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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189597
Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400/180R
Owner/operator:Segelfluggruppe Schaffhausen
Registration: HB-EQN
C/n / msn: 1569
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 km NE of Schaffhausen Airport (LSPF) -   Switzerland
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Schaffhausen Airport (LSPF)
Destination airport:Schaffhausen Airport (LSPF)
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
The airplane crashed impacted a field with sunflowers after barely gaining altitude on takeoff. All four occupants sustained injuries. One occupant died two weeks later in a hospital.

The accident was due to poor take-off technique, which resulted in the aircraft not having gained sufficient height after take-off, and the aircraft crashed to the ground following a loss of control.
Elements that contributed to the accident:
- centre of gravity located too far to the rear;
- poor documentation of propeller performance data.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 536 issued by STSB to EASA

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-Aug-2016 08:41 gerard57 Added
27-Aug-2016 09:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
27-Aug-2016 11:02 Hegauhengst Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source]
27-Aug-2016 11:03 Privateer Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
09-Sep-2016 21:17 transylvhwp Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2017 16:13 harro Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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