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Last updated: 28 November 2020
Date:Sunday 25 March 2018
Time:ca 21:30
Type:ATR 42-500
Registration: F-GPYF
C/n / msn: 495
First flight: 1996-01-24 (22 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Aurillac Airport (AUR) (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Aurillac Airport (AUR/LFLW), France
An ATR 42-500, operated by Hop! as flight 235 sustained damage to the left-hand wing/body fairing while on approach to Aurillac, France. A safe landing was carried out. After landing it appeared that the left hand landing gear door had separated and struck the wing root.
The BEA initiated an investigation.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: BEA2018-0151


Normal landing



photo of ATR-42-500-F-GPYF
accident date: 25-03-2018
type: ATR 42-500
registration: F-GPYF

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Aurillac Airport as the crow flies is 423 km (265 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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