Factual Report: U.S.-registered Malibu lost in France

 - February 8, 2007, 5:42 AM

PIPER PA-46-310P MALIBU, DIJON LONGVIC, FRANCE, OCT. 9, 2004. Malibu N20VP crashed eight miles south of Dijon Longvic Airport (LFSD), while en route to Chateau La Chassagne, Dijon (Burgundy), France. The instrument-rated pilot and three passengers were killed and the airplane was substantially damaged.

The flight originated at the Ostend/ Bruges International Airport, Ostend, Belgium. The airplane flew an instrument approach to LFSD and was continuing VFR to a private airstrip at Chateau La Chassagne. The accident is being investigated by the French Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses.