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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21773
Last updated: 10 October 2019
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Date:19-JUL-2008
Time:13:37
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400/180 Regent
Owner/operator:Aéro-club Dassault Ile-de-France
Registration: F-GDYD
C/n / msn: 1642
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, near Cerrigydrudion, Conwy, North Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cherbourg (CER/LRFC)
Destination airport:Inverness Airport (INV/EGPE)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The aircraft was on the second leg of a seven day journey from France to the United States of America (USA). As it transited over North Wales, avoiding cloud and the high ground, the engine ran down. The pilot had selected the fuel to feed from the left wing tank. The time that had elapsed since that selection indicated that the engine could have suffered from fuel starvation. However, the conditions were also conducive to carburettor icing. The engine could not be restarted and the pilot carried out a forced landing into a field. During the landing the aircraft ran into a bank in the far corner of the field and was substantially damaged. Both crew members were seriously injured. Although there was a significant spillage of fuel, there was no fire.

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422fa7040f0b6134200070d/Avions_Pierre_Robin_DR400-180__F-GDYD_09-09.pdf
2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7515611.stm
3. https://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=633459
4. http://ailesdaventure.canalblog.com/ [french text]
5. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/
6. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/all-about/denbighshire
7. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?82686-Robin-incident-in-Wales-today

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


Images:

Photo of F-GDYD courtesy AirHistory.net


Chavenay / Villepreux (LFPX)
21 June 2007; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jul-2008 15:25 JINX Added
19-Oct-2012 18:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Dec-2014 03:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
24-Oct-2016 17:53 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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