Accident Robin DR.400/160 HB-KLT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240433
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Date:Thursday 30 July 2020
Time:19:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robin DR.400/160
Owner/operator:Air-Club d'Yverdon-les-Bains
Registration: HB-KLT
MSN: 2687
Year of manufacture:2016
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lausanne-La Blécherette (QLS/LSGL) -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Annecy-Mont Blanc Airport (NCY/LFLP)
Destination airport:Lausanne-La Blécherette Airfield (QLS/LSGL)
Investigating agency: STSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Robin DR.400/160 on landing on runway 18 and the nose landing gear broke.
The three oocupants were not injured.

Analysis and conclusions:
The unstabilised and overly fast approach induced bounces that put a lot of stress on the nose gear, causing it to break down completely. The landing on runway 18 with a slope of 2.5% on the first half of the runway was surprising.
The landing on runway 18 with a slope of 2.5% on the first half of the runway may have surprised the pilot during the flare. The pilot did not consider a go-around.
It is possible that the pilot was under pressure of time to complete the customs formalities in Lausanne on the one hand and return to Yverdon-les-Bains on the other.
The nose landing gear was examined. The report indicates a metallurgical fracture following one or more violent impacts.
This metallurgical fracture is due to the repeated violent contact with the nose landing gear during the landing on runway 18.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

24-Aug-2020 09:00 harro Added
25-Aug-2020 08:59 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]
22-Apr-2021 19:19 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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