Date & Time: Aug 2, 2005 at 1602 LT
Type of aircraft:
Airbus A340-300
Operator:
Registration:
F-GLZQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris - Toronto
MSN:
0289
YOM:
1999
Flight number:
AF358
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
297
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15411
Captain / Total hours on type:
1788
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4834
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2502
Aircraft flight hours:
28426
Aircraft flight cycles:
3711
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft landed on runway 24 and skidded. It overran by 200 metres, crashed and burned into flames in a ravine. All 309 occupants escaped and 14 were slightly injured. The aircraft was totally destroyed by post impact fire. A severe thunderstorm crossed the Toronto's area before the crash. The aircraft landed 1,200 metres after runway threshold on a wet runway and did not decelerate as expected.
Probable cause:
Crew error. Wrong approach configuration.