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Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Berdoues

Date & Time: Jun 1, 2008 at 1700 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-GJHZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Berdoues - Berdoues
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3180
Captain / Total hours on type:
31.00
Circumstances:
The pilot, owner of the airplane and manager of the Berdoues Aerodrome, offered a first flight to five people with whom he enjoyed the day and lunch. Arriving at the airport, he spotted a large cumulonimbus to the west of the airport, approaching the runway. He thought he was able to perform the flight before weather conditions would deteriorate and decided to complete a flapless takeoff as usual. While taxiing to the runway and passing in front of the windsock, he realized the wind was from the south at 30 knots. He completed engine test on the runway 08 threshold then started the takeoff procedure. Just prior to rotation, while passing again in front of the windsock, he realized the wind changed and was now from the tail with the same speed. As it was too late to abandon the takeoff procedure, he decided to continue. The single engine airplane took off but encountered difficulties to gain height. It descended, struck a grassy area located past the runway end then struck small trees located 200 meters further. On impact, it lost its undercarriage and its left wing before coming to rest in a pasture located 300 meters from the runway end. All six occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the pilot failed to take into consideration weather conditions prior to the flight after his judgment and capabilities were impaired due to alcohol consumption. An hour and 15 minutes after the accident, a blood test revealed a blood alcohol level of 0,98‰. Investigations reported that according to wind and weather conditions, a distance of 1,300 meters was necessary for takeoff while the runway 08 is 780 meters long.
Final Report:

Crash of a Dassault M.D.311 Flamant in Aubiet: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
292
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toulouse - Toulouse
MSN:
292
YOM:
1952
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Two Dassault M.D.311 Flamant of the French Air Force deparated Toulouse-Francazal Airbase on a combined exercise on behalf of the Groupement École 316. Both aircraft were carrying four crew members. Over the region of Aubiet, both airplane collided in unclear conditions and crashed in an open field, killing all eight crew members.
Crew:
Cpt Artigue,
Lt Durrieu,
Lt Soubeirat,
Lt Fosse,
Adj Beaufrère,
Adj Truche,
Cpl Mauge,
Cpl Vogel.
Probable cause:
In-flight collision for undetermined reason.

Crash of a Dassault M.D.311 Flamant in Aubiet: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
256
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toulouse - Toulouse
MSN:
256
YOM:
1951
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Two Dassault M.D.311 Flamant of the French Air Force deparated Toulouse-Francazal Airbase on a combined exercise on behalf of the Groupement École 316. Both aircraft were carrying four crew members. Over the region of Aubiet, both airplane collided in unclear conditions and crashed in an open field, killing all eight crew members.
Crew:
Cpt Artigue,
Lt Durrieu,
Lt Soubeirat,
Lt Fosse,
Adj Beaufrère,
Adj Truche,
Cpl Mauge,
Cpl Vogel.
Probable cause:
In-flight collision for undetermined reason.