Accident Airbus A321-211 F-GTAT,
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Date:Monday 12 September 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-211
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GTAT
MSN: 3441
Year of manufacture:2008
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5B1/3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) -   France
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS/LFML)
Destination airport:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The A321 bounced on landing, causing the tail to strike the runway.

CONCLUSION: The accident was caused by insufficient control of flight parameters and on very short final to flare. The captain continued with the landing while the speed was insufficient. The reflex action on the sidestick has led to a bounce. The output of spoilers then led to a landing with an excessive pitch attitude.
The following factors contributed to the accident:
- The lack of announcement deviations from the SOPs;
- The lack of display of banking on the PFD;
- Lack of appropriate training to aircraft model.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: f-at110912
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report



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