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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236782
Last updated: 1 February 2021
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Time:c. 18:07
Type:DTA Dynamic 15/430
Owner/operator:Aéroclub de Batzendorf Ultra-legers
Registration: 67BLZ
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sarrebourg/Buhl Airfield (LFGT) -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Batzendorf ULM Airfield
Destination airport:Sarrebourg/Buhl Airfield (LFGT)
Investigating agency: BEA
The pilot took off at 17:25 from Batzendorf, where he was based, bound for the Sarrebourg-Buhl airfield. Within the framework of a group outing organized by the flying club, seven other aircraft made the same flight. After forty minutes of flight, it passed vertically over the aerodrome to carry out the recognition of the installations at an altitude close to 1800 ft, then it integrates at the beginning of the downwind leg for a right hand circuit at approximately 1600 ft for the unpaved runway 22.
The trajectory of the ultralight during the downwind leg was descending to reach the published height of the aerodrome circuit. At an altitude of approximately 1350 ft and at a distance of about 700 m from the threshold of runway 22, the pilot began a turn with an estimated right bank of about 30° in descent. The turn continued in continuous descent to the ground. The ultralight collided with the ground.

Contributing factors:
The pilot's poor flying experience, which was also his first long solo navigation on an aerodrome he was discovering, may have contributed to the inadequate trajectory management and loss of control of the ultralight.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

07-Jun-2020 21:00 Captain Adam Added
08-Jun-2020 02:01 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
08-Jun-2020 04:44 gerard57 Updated [Date]
08-Jun-2020 17:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
08-Jun-2020 18:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
12-Jun-2020 02:48 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Source]
01-Feb-2021 12:41 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]
01-Feb-2021 13:33 harro Updated [Location, Phase]

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