On December 22, 2007, at 1815 coordinated universal time, a Partenavia AP 68 TP, U.S. registered N901TP, owned by Air Coulibri Inc., and piloted by the accident pilot, was substantially damaged when it experienced an uncontained engine failure during the takeoff roll at Pointe-A-Pitre le Raizet (TFFR), Guadeloupe. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and one passenger were not injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The French investigators reported that pilot experienced a problem during the takeoff roll. The pilot aborted the takeoff. Further examination revealed an uncontained "rupture" of the left engine.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the French government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the French government or French Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau
Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses
Zone Sud
200 rue de Paris
Aêroport du Bourget
93350 Le Bourget Cedex

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