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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263671
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Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robin DR.400/160 Major
Owner/operator:Aéroclub Rennes Ille et Vilaine
Registration: F-GKQG
MSN: 2064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Loudun Airfield (LFDL) -   France
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Loudun Airfield (LFDL)
Destination airport:Rennes-St Jacques Airport (RNS/LFRN)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the takeoff to Rennes-Saint-Jacques airfield, the pilot of a Robin DR.400/160 Major (F-GKQG) probably took off with the flaps in the full down position without realizing it. Shortly after the rotation, the aircraft's trajectory deviated to the left. The aircraft touched down again and continued on its course until it struck an aircraft (Robin DR.400/120 F-GXJR) and a hangar.
The three POB in the Robin DR.400/160 Major and the two POB in the Robin DR.400/120 Dauphin 2+2 were not injured, but both aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Contributing Factors
Possible contributing factors to the loss of control on takeoff were:
- Failure to check the flap position prior to initiating the takeoff, or inadequate verification of the flap position;
- An unanticipated takeoff due to unintentional full flap extension;
- Actions at the controls leading to performances (acceleration, climb) lower than those expected, taking into account the configuration;
- Insufficient correction of the right rudder resulting in a deviation of the trajectory to the left;
- The lack of recent experience of the pilot on the DR400-160, more used to fly aircraft equipped with a less powerful engine (like the DR400-120) and for which the engine effects are less salient.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of F-GKQG courtesy

Toulouse - Lasbordes (LFCL)
24 September 2005; (c) T.Laurent

Photo: BEA

Revision history:

06-Jun-2021 16:18 gerard57 Added
06-Jun-2021 16:52 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
06-Jun-2021 17:05 gerard57 Updated [Location, Narrative]
06-Jun-2021 18:23 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2021 14:32 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, Photo]
09-Dec-2021 14:34 harro Updated [Damage, Category]

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