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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:Montag 12 September 2011
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-GTAT
Werknummer: 3441
Baujahr: 2008-03-11 (3 years 6 months)
Triebwerk: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B1/3
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankreich
Flug nach:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), Frankreich
The A321 bounced on landing, causing the tail to strike the runway.

Probable Cause:

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
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 202 days (7 months)
Accident number: f-at110912
Download report: Final report


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Marseille-Provence Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport as the crow flies is 648 km (405 miles).

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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