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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248518
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Time:14:11 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BREZ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Breezer B600
Owner/operator:Data Drive AG / Ecoflight GmbH
Registration: HB-WZB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Serious incident
Location:Berne-Belp Airport (BRN/LSZB) -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mollis Airport (LSMF)
Destination airport:Berne-Belp Airport (BRN/LSZB)
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Breezer B600's final approach to Berne-Belp Airport was made at a slightly increased final approach speed, but was otherwise stabilized. At about 150 ft above ground, the speed reduced to the correct final approach speed. The initiation of the flare was late, so the aircraft touched down about 2 seconds later on the main landing gear but at an airspeed well above the minimum airspeed. This caused the airplane to bounce. The pilot counteracted this bouncing with a control input at the elevator, which resulted in a decrease of the pitch angle. This resulted in a pilot induced oscillation in the form of a porpoising. The nose landing gear broke in the process and the aircraft stopped on the runway.

The serious incident in which the airplane hit the runway and took off again several times during landing, breaking off the nose gear, was due to the pilot losing control of the airplane while trying to stop the oscillations about the lateral axis.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: STSB Switzerland
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of HB-WZB courtesy

Mollis (LSMF)
15 August 2020; (c) Pat

Revision history:

05-Mar-2021 08:15 Anon. Added
05-Mar-2021 08:15 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
05-Mar-2021 10:37 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
06-Mar-2021 05:55 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Departure airport]
22-Mar-2021 20:24 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Damage]
04-Dec-2021 09:10 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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