Mulhouse–Habsheim Airport

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Mulhouse–Habsheim Airport

Aérodrome de Mulhouse-Habsheim
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationHabsheim, France
Elevation AMSL787 ft / 240 m
Coordinates47°44′17″N 007°25′56″E / 47.73806°N 7.43222°E / 47.73806; 7.43222 (Mulhouse–Habsheim Airport)Coordinates: 47°44′17″N 007°25′56″E / 47.73806°N 7.43222°E / 47.73806; 7.43222 (Mulhouse–Habsheim Airport)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,120 3,675 Asphalt

Mulhouse–Habsheim Airport (ICAO: LFGB) is a small airport near the town of Habsheim in France. The airport is a former military base, and is now mainly used for light aircraft. The airport also houses the Aéro-Club des Trois Frontières, Aéro-Club du Haut-Rhin, Aéro-Club de Mulhouse.

Incidents & accidents[edit]

On 26 June 1988, Mulhouse–Habsheim Airport was the site of the crash of Air France Flight 296. It was the first ever crash of an Airbus A320 type aircraft. As part of an airshow, the aircraft crew were briefed to do a low flypast of the airfield, which they did, but throttled up too late to avoid a forest at the end of the runway. Three crew members were killed, and the aircraft was totalled.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Accident description at the Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved on 2007-02-03.