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BEA: icing cause of Fokker 100 crash at Pau, 2007
1 January 2009

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) released the final report on their investigation into the accident involving a Fokker 100 at Pau Airport, Jan. 25, 2007. The airplane overshot the runway after an aborted takeoff. It struck a vehicle, killing the driver. All on board the F100 survived. The investigators concluded that the accident was caused by a loss of control caused by the presence of ice contamination of the surface of the wings associated with insufficient consideration of the weather during the stopover, and by the rapid rotation pitch, a reflex reaction to a flight of birds. (BEA)