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Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 23 November 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 King Air
Operator:Air-Glaciers
Registration: HB-GJM
MSN: BB-255
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sion Airport (SIR) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sion Airport (SIR/LSGS), Switzerland
Destination airport:Saint Tropez-La Môle Airport (LTT/LFTZ), France
Narrative:
HB-GJM had problems lowering the gear during the approach to Saint Tropez-La Môle Airport and diverted back to Sion, Switzerland. The crew could in the meantime lower the main gear, but the nose landing gear stayed in mid-down position. In Sion (LSGS) they performed a successful landing with the nosewheel partly extended.

Classification:
Gear-up landing
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» policevalais.ch
» nau.ch
» polizeinews.ch
» blick.ch
» flightradar24.com


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photo of Beechcraft-200-King-Air-HB-GJM
accident date: 23-11-2020
type: Beechcraft 200 King Air
registration: HB-GJM
photo of Beechcraft-200-King-Air-HB-GJM
accident date: 23-11-2020
type: Beechcraft 200 King Air
registration: HB-GJM
 

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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from Flightradar24.
Distance from Sion Airport to Saint Tropez-La Môle Airport as the crow flies is 339 km (212 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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