Accident Diamond DA20-A1 Katana F-GNDG,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294837
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Date:Wednesday 12 September 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic DV20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Diamond DA20-A1 Katana
Owner/operator:Aéroclub de l'Hérault
Registration: F-GNDG
MSN: 10073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lattes -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL/LFMT)
Destination airport:Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL/LFMT)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The pilot performed aerodrome circuits for runway 13R. During the fourth circuit the engine lost power and oil was splashed onto the canopy. The pilot landed on a narrow grassy strip near the airport. During the roll, the left main gear and the front gear broke.
On the ground the oil filter was found unscrewed. No braking system was provided for in the certification. A Service Bulletin issued by the engine manufacturer and available on its website, was in force to alert maintenance workshops to the defect of a batch of filters, including the one on the accident aircraft. The base of the filters is not flat.
 The last maintenance operation was performed with documentation that did not include the SB.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
29 November 2006 F-GNDG 0 Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, Hérault 34 non

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12-Oct-2022 12:05 harro Added

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