Date: June 26, 1988
Time: 14:45
Location: Habsheim, France
Operator: Air France
Flight #: 296Q
Route: Basel - Basel
AC Type: Airbus A320-111
Registration: F-GFKC
cn / ln: 009
Aboard: 136   (passengers:130  crew:6)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:3  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was scheduled to perform a series of fly-bys at an air show. The plane was to descend to 100 ft. altitude with landing gear and flaps extended. The automatic go-around protection (Alpha Floor Function) was inhibited for the maneuver. During the maneuver, the plane descended thru 100 ft. to an altitude of 30 feet and hit trees at the end of the runway. The aircraft was totally destroyed by the successive impacts and violent fire which followed. The pilot allowed the aircraft to descend through 100 ft. at slow speed and maximum angle of attack and was late in applying go-around power. Unfamiliarity of the crew with the landing field and lack of planning for the flyby.

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