|Date||6 November 2002|
|Type||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Aircraft type||Fokker F50|
|Flight origin||Tempelhof International Airport|
|Destination||Luxembourg-Findel International Airport|
On 6 November 2002, LX-LGB, a Fokker F50 aircraft on the route crashed and burned on final approach to the airport about 6 nautical miles (11 km) short of the runway while trying to land in the fog. 20 out of 22 passengers and crew perished.
The cause of the crash was determined to be crew error caused by aborting a "go-around" after being informed by tower of an increase in visibility. A series of non-standard actions resulted in severe loss of airspeed, due to the propeller blades being accidentally switched into reverse position, and subsequent impact short of the runway. Contributing to the accident were errors concerning the implementation of a security recommendation which had been made by the manufacturer to Fokker 50 operators. Also this warning was not adequately communicated to the flight crews of Luxair.