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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Datum:donderdag 25 januari 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne
Registratie: F-GMPG
Constructienummer: 11362
Bouwjaar: 1991-10-15 (15 years 4 months)
Aantal vlieguren:28586
Aantal vluchten:34886
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 620-15
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 50
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 54
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 1
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Pau-Uzein Airport (PUF) (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pau-Uzein Airport (PUF/LFBP), Frankrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankrijk
Fokker 100 F-GMPG arrived at Pau (PUF) at 10:37 after a flight from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). The airplane was to return to Paris as Air France flight 7775. After startup the crew were cleared to taxi to runway 13 for departure. Takeoff clearance was given at 11:25:15. A few seconds later TOGA power was selected. At 11:26:00 the crew noticed birds in the vicinity. The takeoff roll was normal and the airplane lifted off the runway at 11:26:08 at a speed of 128 kts. Immediately after takeoff, it banked suddenly to the left with a maximum bank angle of 35 degrees. The aural "Bank Angle" alarm sounded on the flight deck. The airplane then banked to the right with a maximum bank angle of 67 degrees. After a second left bank (59 degrees) an aural alarm "Don't Sink" sounded. The airplane had reached a height of 107 feet. At 11:26:21 the airplane bounced after the right main landing gear had touched the ground. The captain decided to abort the takeoff. The speed at that time was 160 kts. Engine power was reduced and the Fokker contacted the ground again at 11:26:27, near the end and to the right of runway 13. The thrust reversers were briefly deployed. The airplane ran 340 m, collided with the perimeter fence. Upon crossing a road, the left main landing gear struck the cabin of a truck, killing the driver. Both main gears were sheared off as the airplane struck a slope past the road. It continued into a field and came to rest at 11:26:49.

Probable Cause:

unofficial translation from French:
CAUSES OF THE ACCIDENT: "The accident resulted from a loss of control caused by the presence of ice contamination on the surface of the wings associated with insufficient consideration of the weather during the stopover, and by the rapid rotation pitch, a reflex reaction to a flight of birds.
Contributing factors:
- Limited awareness within the aviation community regarding the risks associated with the icing on the ground and changes in the performance of the aircraft involved in this phenomenon;
- The sensitivity of small aircraft not equipped with burners to the effects of ice on the ground;
- Insufficient awareness of the crew of procedures for the tactile verification of the condition of the surfaces in icing conditions and the lack of implementation by the operator of an adapted organization;
- The ordinary aspect of the flight including the weather encountered, which was not likely to incite the crew to particular vigilance. "

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 11 months
Accident number: BEA f-pg070125
Download report: Final report

» Air France, BEA

METAR Weather report:
10:00 UTC / 11:00 local time:
LFBP 251000Z 06010KT 030V090 6000 -SN BKN011 BKN030 M00/M01 Q1008 NOSIG=

The pilot in command of the flight was being charged with homicide and unintentional injuries. A criminal court in Pau decided in January 2012 on a six months suspended sentence and a 20.000 Euro fine for the airline.


photo of Fokker-100-F-GMPG
accident date: 25-01-2007
type: Fokker 100
registration: F-GMPG
photo of Fokker-100-F-GMPG
accident date: 25-01-2007
type: Fokker 100
registration: F-GMPG

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Pau-Uzein Airport en Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport bedraagt 662 km (414 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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