Runway excursion Accident Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX F-AZJS, 11 Jun 2017
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Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XIX
Registration: F-AZJS
MSN: 6S-585110/PS890
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Longuyon - Villette Airport (LFGS) -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Longuyon - Villette Airport (LFGS)
Destination airport:Dijon-Darois (LFGI)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Spitfire Flipped over while trying to take off. The pilot was slightly injured but taken to hospital.
An 18-year-old woman on the public was injured on the shoulder by a projection (propeler blades) was transported to the hospital, and a 48-year-old man later complained of a trauma to her leg but was not transported to the hospital.

25-APR-2018 - BEA final report:


A too fast flight line during the take-off roll led to the aircraft tipping forward and then overturning. The pilot was making his first flight on this aircraft, and his experience on other vintage aircraft was able to skew his approach to take off on a Spitfire.
A first flight on an aircraft carries a greater risk of accident, all the more so with a highly powered aircraft such as the Spitfire. Flights on Spitfire are infrequent(5) and opportunities to drop a pilot on this aircraft are rare. However, the decision to make a first flight on this type of aircraft did not take into account the significant increase in risk in the event of runway excursions or debris projections due to the presence of the public.

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BEA France final report:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

11-Jun-2017 15:50 harro Added
11-Jun-2017 16:47 flyflyfly Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Jun-2017 19:18 Iceman 29 Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, ]
11-Jun-2017 19:38 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Embed code]
12-Jun-2017 07:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2017 08:08 Iceman 29 Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Jun-2017 11:53 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-Apr-2018 11:32 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Apr-2018 11:37 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo, ]
25-Apr-2018 13:33 harro Updated [Narrative]

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