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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194120
Last updated: 15 April 2020
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Date:10-MAR-2017
Time:16:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PNR2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Alpi Aviation Pioneer 200
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: 34-AMD
C/n / msn: 72
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lespéron, Ardèche -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Langogne/L'Esperon Airfield (LFHL)
Destination airport:Le Puy-Loudes Airport (LPY/LFHP)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
The aircraft took off and made a U-turn; then impacted terrain. A post impact fire erupted.

CONCLUSION
The investigation could not explain the pilot's flight path and the circumstances that led to the loss of control.
The low torque recorded during the engine examination may indicate a loss of power after take-off and an attempt by the pilot to return to the aerodrome. However, neither the examination nor the account of the facts by witness No. 2 can confirm this scenario.
The loss of control at low altitude did not allow the pilot to regain control of the ULM before the collision with the ground.



Sources:

http://www.ledauphine.com/ardeche/2017/03/10/lesperon-deux-morts-dans-le-crash-d-un-ulm-a-l-aerodrome
https://www.bea.aero/les-enquetes/evenements-notifies/detail/event/accident-de-lulm-alpi-aviation-pioneer-200-identifie-34-amd-survenu-le-10032017-a-langogne-lespe/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2017 21:46 Iceman 29 Added
26-Feb-2018 14:52 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 18:11 harro Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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