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4 October 2010

Report: Unstabilised approach causes Global Express runway excursion in Switzerland

4 October 2010

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) of Switzerland issued their final report of the investigation into the cause of a runway excursion accident involving a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express jet in February 2009, citing an unstabilized approach. A Bombardier BD-700-1A10, registration N906JW, operated on a private flight from Warsaw (EPWA), Poland to Samedan (LSZS), Switzerland. The […]

Report: flutter caused tailplane failure and crash of Grob SPn prototype

10 May 2010

The fatal accident involving a prototype of the Grob SPn business jet in November 2006 was caused by tailplane flutter, according to the German BFU investigation report. The airplane suffered a taiplane separation and crashed during a demonstration flight at the factory airfield of the manufacturer, Mindelheim-Mattsies Airport. Chief test pilot Gerard Guillaumaud was killed […]

BFU: Final report on A320 crosswind landing mishap

4 March 2010

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) released the final report 5X003-0/08 of their investigation into a serious incident involving an Airbus A320 at Hamburg Airport in March 2008.  The left wing of the A320 had made contact with the ground during an attempted cross-wind landing. Because of the weather associated with hurricane […]

BFU: evidence of barrell roll in Citation crash

2 March 2010

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) reported that CVR data showed evidence that shortly before the fatal accident involving a Citation jet, an aerobatics manoeuvre (barrel roll) was initiated. The Cessna Citation Bravo, registered OK-ACH, crashed in a forest during a ferry flight from Prague (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic to Karlstad Airport (KSD/ESOK), […]