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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236339
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-111
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GRHU
MSN: 1471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Serious incident
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG) -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating:
The crew of Air France flight AF 2545 performed an ILS CAT 1 approach to runway 27R at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The decision height was 200 feet. The captain, at the minima, performed a go-around due to the weather conditions that deteriorated during the approach.
During this manoeuvre, he engaged the autopilot. The descent continued and a GPWS alarm sounded. The lowest recorded height was 76 feet.

This serious go-around altitude loss incident is due to:
- the engagement of the AP in an unsuitable mode;
- the failure to activate the go-around modes, as a result of the thrust levers being positioned in an unsuitable notch;
- a lack of attitude monitoring.
The following factors may have contributed to the incident:
- inaccuracies in the drafting of the procedure available to the crew;
- a deviation in the application of the procedure related to taking operational constraints into account. 


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of F-GRHU courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
6 November 2020; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

23-May-2020 16:23 harro Added

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