Accident Diamond DA20-A1 Katana F-GNDG,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24725
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Date:Wednesday 29 November 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-A1 Katana
Registration: F-GNDG
MSN: 10073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, Hérault 34 -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL/LFMT)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
At the end of the flight, the aircraft was on final for a landing on the paved runway 31L. At a height of four hundred feet, the engine vibrates and then stops, with the electric pump and carburetor heat on. After an action on the power control, the engine starts again. The aircraft is then over the plane on final. The instructor decides to land with the engine down.

The engine stoppage of F-GNDG on final is due to an excessive richness of the fuel mixture resulting from high fuel pressure in the circuit downstream of the electric pump.
This incident and others of the same type resulted from the manufacturer's installation of an electric pump that did not comply with the installation manual defined by the engine manufacturer. The actions undertaken by EASA should prevent the recurrence of such events.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
12 September 2007 F-GNDG Aéroclub de l'Hérault 0 Lattes w/o

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Oct-2022 12:14 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report]

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