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Crash of a Cessna T303 Crusader in Annecy

Date & Time: Dec 4, 2020 at 1555 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HB-LUV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Marseille - Annecy
MSN:
303-00058
YOM:
1981
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft landed at Annecy-Meythet in poor weather conditions with snow falls. After touchdown, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran, crossed a road, went through a wooded fence and came to rest. While both passengers aged 26 and 28 were slightly injured, the pilot aged 60 was seriously injured.

Crash of a Raytheon 390 Premier I in Annemasse: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2013 at 0839 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VP-CAZ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Annemasse - Geneva
MSN:
RB-202
YOM:
2007
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
7050
Captain / Total hours on type:
1386.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1388
Aircraft flight cycles:
1404
Circumstances:
The pilot and two passengers arrived at Annemasse aerodrome (74) at around 0800LT for a flight planned to last around 5 minutes to Geneva airport. The temperature was -2°C and humidity was 98% with fog or low clouds. The aeroplane had been parked on the aerodrome parking area since the evening before. At 0828LT, the Geneva Air Traffic Control service gave the clearance for a VFR departure towards the Chambéry (CBY) VOR with initial climb towards 6,000 ft at a QNH of 1018 hPa. At 0830LT and 25 seconds, the accident flight CVR started. The engines were already running. Taxiing towards runway 12 started at 0836LT. The pilot started the takeoff from runway 12 at 0838LT and 25 seconds. Rotation occurred 19 seconds later. Several witnesses reported seeing the aeroplane with a high nose-up pitch attitude, with a low rate of climb. Three seconds after the rotation the « Bank Angle » warning, indicating excessive bank, and then the stall warning, was recorded several times on the CVR. Several witnesses saw the aeroplane turn sharply to the right and then to the left. Fifteen seconds after the rotation, the left main landing gear struck the roof of a house about 500 m from the threshold of runway 30 at Annemasse. The aeroplane then collided with the ground. During the impact sequence, all three elements in the landing gear and the left wing were torn away from the rest of the aeroplane. It then slid along the ground for a distance of about 100 m before hitting a garden shed, a low wall and some trees in the garden of a second house. The aeroplane caught fire and came to a stop. The pilot and the passenger seated on his right were killed. The passenger seated in the rear on the right side of the aeroplane was severely injured. Analysis of the CVR indicated that the engines were delivering power until the impact. The pilot possessed the licenses and ratings required to undertake the flight. Future steps: The safety investigation now aims to establish exactly how events unfolded. Examinations of the de-icing systems and of the on-board computers recovered from the wreckage are planned in the coming weeks. According to the NTSB, the airplane was registered to Chakibel Associates Limited and operated by Global Jet Luxembourg.
Probable cause:
The pilot’s insufficient appreciation of the risks associated with ground-ice led him to take off with contamination of the critical airframe surfaces. This contaminant deposit then caused the aerodynamic stall of the aeroplane and the loss of control shortly after lift-off.
Final Report:

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H2 Turbo Porter in Annemasse

Date & Time: Jun 26, 2001 at 1705 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-GUAS
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Annemasse - Annemasse
MSN:
557
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
919
Captain / Total hours on type:
520.00
Aircraft flight hours:
13000
Circumstances:
The pilot took off from Annemasse Airfield with nine skydivers on board. After dropping them at FL125, five to six seconds after initiating the descent, he felt strong vibrations. He reduced speed and saw the right out aileron separating from the wing. The pilot managed to maintain control of the aircraft by keeping the stick fully to the right and used the rudders to return to his departure aerodrome. He landed the airplane on the grass near the paved runway 30. During a hard landing, the right main landing gear broke off and damaged the fuselage. The pilot escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The accident was due to the loss of the right outboard aileron in flight. This loss was probably following the crack noticed by the pilot at the base of the right aileron balancing weight, which would have propagated in flight and would have then leads to tearing off the balancing weight. The accident resulted from the club pilots' decision to continue flying despite they have noticed the crack and that the manufacturer had advised them to stop flights.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo in Annemasse

Date & Time: Dec 1, 1999
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N38RG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-7530007
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Too low on approach to Annemasse Airport, the twin engine aircraft struck the ground short of runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest. The pilot, sole on board, was uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.