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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191716
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Time:c. 14:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic TB20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Socata TB20 Trinidad
Registration: D-ESPJ
MSN: 2140
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mont Trélod, Savoie (Haute-Savoie) -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dortmund Airport (DTM/EDLW), Germany
Destination airport:Albertville Aerodrome (XAV/LFKA), Tournon
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane, a Socata TB-20 Trinidad, impacted the eastern slope of Mont Trélod in the Bauges mountain range in France. Both two occupants have died.

BEA Conclusion:
The collision with the terrain was the result of the pilot's decision to continue the flight in deteriorating weather conditions which led to a transition to IMC in a mountainous area.
The choice of a more direct route to the destination aerodrome, presumably to make up for some of the time lost at the start of the flight, due to a time constraint on arrival, may have contributed to the accident.


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


Photo of D-ESPJ courtesy

Deventer - Teuge (EHTE)
13 March 2016; (c) Bart Hoekstra

Flightradar24 flight track with accident location annotation

Revision history:

26-Nov-2016 09:23 gerard57 Added
26-Nov-2016 15:59 Fouine91 Updated [Narrative]
26-Nov-2016 16:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
26-Nov-2016 16:29 harro Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Nov-2016 16:59 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
26-Nov-2016 18:57 harro Updated [Photo, ]
27-Nov-2016 10:57 Anon. Updated [Source]
27-Nov-2016 15:45 aireye Updated [Narrative]
10-Mar-2018 08:04 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
22-Apr-2021 17:22 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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