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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263938
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Time:c. 11:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic HR10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robin HR.100/250TR
Registration: F-HRDM
MSN: 554
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wambrechies -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Lille-Marcq-en-Baroeul Airfield (LFQO)
Destination airport:Antwerpen-Deurne Airport (ANR/EBAW)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The day before the day of the accident, the pilot, his partner and a friend made the flight between Béziers and Lille - Marcq-en-Barœul Airfield. On arrival, they carried out additional refueling and then spent the night near the airfield.
Just after takeoff, the pilot announced on the frequency that he was going to land on the departure runway in the opposite direction due to a problem in the cabin. During the U-turn, the pilot lost control of the airplane by performing a steep turn, in the initial climb phase.
The investigation was unable to identify the reported problem at the frequency:
- It is possible the cargo door opened during taxi for takeoff on the grass runway. However, this type of event does not require an immediate return to the ground.
- The appearance of incapacitating smoke on board seems unlikely due to the results of the autopsies and the analyzes carried out on the victims. However, an inadequate reaction to sudden damage to electronic equipment or accessories cannot be ruled out.

The investigation could not determine the reasons that led the pilot or the passenger instructor to want to return to the ground as quickly as possible by means of a U-turn after takeoff rather than by a low airfield circuit height “adapted” to the circumstances and the environment.


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



Photo: BEA

Revision history:

12-Jun-2021 12:15 CorLF Added
12-Jun-2021 12:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
12-Jun-2021 13:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2021 13:43 harro Updated [Registration]
12-Jun-2021 14:13 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Jun-2021 07:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Jun-2021 07:58 Radarvirtuel Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
13-Jun-2021 08:04 harro Updated [Category]
13-Jun-2021 08:04 harro Updated [Source, Photo]
13-Jun-2021 08:08 harro Updated [Narrative, Category]
13-Jun-2021 08:15 RobertMB Updated [Embed code]
13-Jun-2021 13:44 A.J.Scholten Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
13-Jun-2021 20:31 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
22-Jun-2021 06:12 CorLF Updated [Source]
13-May-2022 14:07 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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