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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 25 January 2007
Time:16:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Operator:Alsair
Registration: F-HALS
C/n / msn: UE-379
First flight: 1999
Total airframe hrs:3338
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV) (   Switzerland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:St. Moritz-Samedan Airport (SMV/LSZS), Switzerland
Flightnumber: 011
Narrative:
On approach to Samedan Airport (SMV), the crew did not obtain three greens. The nosegear did not appear locked down. After a go around it was established from another aircraft that the nosegear was down. A normal approach was then carried out. Upon landing the nosegear retracted and the pilot lost directional control of the airplane. It turned left, departed the runway and collided with a snow bank.
The landing gear was probably damaged by a foreign object upon retraction after takeoff from Paris. Maintenance was accomplished on the landing gear during the 50-hours inspection prior to the accident flight. A tool was possibly left inside the landing gear bay.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES: The accident was due to the fact that after touchdown the nose landing gear retracted due to damage and thereby control of the airplane was lost, whereupon it collided with obstacles.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BFU Switzerlnd
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Accident number: Nr. 2052
Download report: Final report

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» BFU


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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to St. Moritz-Samedan Airport as the crow flies is 614 km (384 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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