France A318 at Paris on Sep 12th 2020, descended below safe height on ILS approach

Last Update: December 17, 2021 / 17:27:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 12, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-7487

Aircraft Registration
F-GUGM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

An Air France Airbus A318-100, registration F-GUGM performing flight AF-7487 from Biarritz to Paris Orly (France), performed an ILS approach to Orly's runway 25 when the MSAW (Minimum Safe Altitude Warning) activated at the controller's desk, at the same time a glideslope warning activated in the cockpit. The crew continued the approach for a safe landing.

On Oct 5th 2020 the French BEA reported the approach was not stabilized. The occurrence was rated an incident and is being investigated by the BEA.

On Dec 17th 2021 the BEA released their final report in French only concluding the probable causes of the incident were:

- the decision to carry out a quick approach on a shortened trajectory outside the framework of standard operating procedures and without briefing, which generated time pressure without operational reasons
- the absence of callouts by the pilot monitoring about trajectory and speed deviations
- exceptional under-activity by the crew in the preceeing 6 months
- the final radar guidance above the glide path which left little room to the crew for maneouvering to reach stabilization at 500 feet AGL

This may have contributed to the continuation of the approach below 500 feet:

- Crew's lack of awareness of risks associated with continuing unstabilized approaches

The BEA have pledged to release an English final report in due time, the analysis will be summarized with the English final report.
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Registration mark
F-GUGM
Country of Registration
France
Manufacturer
AIRBUS
Aircraft Model / Type
AIRBUS A318-111
ICAO Aircraft Type
A318
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 12, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-7487

Aircraft Registration
F-GUGM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A318

ICAO Type Designator
A318

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