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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206983
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:20:07 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA40 NG
Registration: D-EESU
MSN: 40.N011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Stuttgart (EDDS) -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Schönhagen Airport (QXH/EDAZ)
Destination airport:Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport (STR/EDDS)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
The aircraft landed long at Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport in inclement weather conditions. The pilot had the impression that it was going to break away to the right and raised the flaps and gave full power to go around.
The aircraft was behind the power curve and continued until it struck a fence.
The four occupants survived the crash, however, two received minor injuries.

The accident was due to the fact that during the go-around maneuver, due to the pilot's control errors, the aircraft failed to maintain direction, entered the stalled flight condition and subsequently collided with an obstacle.
Contributing to the accident were:
- the incorrect operation of the AFCS in conjunction with inadequate control of the system displays by the pilot,
- the failure to make a decision to go around in time,
- a faulty go-around procedure with incorrect flap position and insufficient airspeed,
- the pilot's spatial disorientation during the takeoff,
- the pilot's decision to perform the flight with an aircraft not equipped for IFR flights,
- inadequate meteorological flight preparation,
- the fact that the possibilities of relieving the pilot through automation in the cockpit were not exhausted,
- a high stress level of the pilot due to weather conditions, high approach speed and approach sequence.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

03-Mar-2018 14:19 gerard57 Added
03-Mar-2018 14:20 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
03-Mar-2018 16:01 Hegauhengst Updated [Departure airport, Source]
03-Mar-2018 16:22 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2018 17:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
03-Mar-2018 18:56 gnomy Updated [Operator]
03-Mar-2018 19:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
03-Mar-2018 19:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Destination airport, Embed code]
14-Mar-2018 08:41 Trislander Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 14:03 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
29-Nov-2018 14:05 TB Updated [Source]
30-Dec-2020 13:50 Andy_Fly2Sky Updated [Destination airport]
30-Dec-2020 14:52 harro Updated [Cn, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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