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Crash of a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle III in Lyon-Bron: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2013 at 1045 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N556MB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lyon - Aix-les-Milles
MSN:
421C-00468
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
579
Captain / Total hours on type:
3.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
410
Copilot / Total hours on type:
12
Aircraft flight hours:
3661
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 34 at Lyon-Bron Airport, while in initial climb at a height of 200 feet, the twin engine airplane deviated to the left, rolled to the left and then veered to the left with a low rate of climb. Shortly after passing the end of the runway, the airplane lost height then struck the ground and caught fire. The airplane was destroyed by a post crash fire and all four occupants were killed. For unknown reasons, the pilot-in-command was seating in the right seat.
Probable cause:
The accident probably occurred as a result of an asymmetrical flight starting from the rotation that the pilot was not able to control. As technical examinations and observations from the wreckage could not give any conclusive malfunction of the engines or systems, the initial cause is most likely an improper adjustment of the steering trim before takeoff. The poor experience of the pilot on this high powered and complex aircraft as well as the low height reached did not allow the pilot to understand and manage the situation quickly and avoid the loss of control.
Final Report:

Crash of a Socata TBM-700 in Lyon: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2011 at 0912 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N228CX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toussus-le-Noble - Lyon
MSN:
084
YOM:
1993
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2000
Circumstances:
The pilot departed Toussus-le-Noble Airport at 0810LT on an IFR flight to Lyon. After contacting ATC, the pilot was vectored for a LOC DME approach to runway 16 at Lyon-Bron Airport. He reported being established on localizer at 0907LT, then was transferred to the tower and was cleared to land. At 0910LT, he reported he was initiating a go-around and was instructed to climb to 3,000 feet maintaining a straight path. ATC requested twice the pilot to confirm the approach interruption but he failed to respond. A few moments later, the pilot reported 'Now, I'm not good at all'. The airplane crashed in a retention basin located 1,500 meters short of runway 16 threshold and caught fire. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control while approaching at a speed close to stall speed in clouds without any external visual references, in a phase of flight where the pilot encountered difficulties. Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the loss of control and the reason why the pilot was unable to regain control.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar in Lyon

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2001 at 1856 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FTNA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lyon-Berlin
MSN:
1019
YOM:
1972
Flight number:
TS906
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
197
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
22000
Captain / Total hours on type:
2600.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
14300
Copilot / Total hours on type:
180
Aircraft flight hours:
66223
Aircraft flight cycles:
24979