Accident Cirrus SR20 F-HCPT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157908
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Date:Wednesday 31 July 2013
Time:15:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR20
Owner/operator:Aéroclub du Rhône
Registration: F-HCPT
MSN: 1034
Year of manufacture:2000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Poncins -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY)
Destination airport:Lyon-Bron Airport (LYN/LFLY)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The instructor and the student took off at 14:55 from Lyon Bron, where the aircraft is based, for a VFR training flight.
They reached Feurs airfield where they performed a circuit and a go-around on short final on the unpaved runway 33. The data from the radar recordings show that the aircraft climbed away on the axis of this runway at a steady ground speed of about 80 kt and an average vertical speed of about 475 ft/min.
As the aircraft reached an altitude of 2,200 ft, a height of about 1,000 ft, the trajectory descended sharply and turned to the left. The wreckage is found at the vertical of the last recorded point.
Both student and instructor have received fatal injuries.

The deployment of the parachute was triggered by the occupants very shortly before the impact, the pyrotechnic system causing the explosion heard by the witnesses. The low height did not allow this system to absorb enough energy to ensure the survival of the occupants.

The accident was the result of a loss of control at low altitude. No technical anomaly prior to the accident could be identified. The actions or decisions of the occupants which could have led to this loss of control could not be determined by the investigation.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

01-Aug-2013 03:26 yfpilote Added
02-Aug-2013 22:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Cn]
04-May-2019 07:51 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
11-Nov-2022 20:02 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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