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Passenger flight from Lyon Satolas Airport to Strasbourg Airport in France. On 20 January 1992, the aircraft operating the flight, an Airbus A320, crashed in the Vosges Mountains, France, near Mont Sainte-Odile, while circling to land at Strasbourg Airport. 87 of the 96 people on board were killed, while the remaining nine were all injured.
Accident investigators subsequently determined that there was no single cause of the accident, but rather multiple factors that contributed to the crash. On the approach to the airport Air Traffic Control incorrectly warned the crew that they were to the "right" of the runway, causing the flight crew to experience high workload. When investigators input the descent rate, which had been set into a flight simulator, the aircraft initially did not crash. Further investigation revealed, however, that when a small amount of turbulence was introduced, a safety feature of the autopilot further increased the descent rate, adding to the chain of events that led to the crash.
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