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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240036
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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Date:15-AUG-2020
Time:c. 08:45 LT
Type:Aviakit Vega 912 T
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: 84FK
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Saint-Martin-de-Londres Airfield (LFNL) -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Saint-Drézéry
Destination airport:Villefranche-de-Panat ULM Airfield
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
During a navigation flight to the Villefranche-de-Panat ULM airfield, the ULM pilot decided to make a low-height passage over the Saint-Martin-de-Londres aerodrome. He knew this aerodrome well. He chose to pass on a path in the immediate vicinity of the hangars and any people on the ground present. During this maneuver, the right wing of his ULM collided with a tree and part of the wing became detached. The pilot probably attempted to land on runway 12. During the right turn, the pilot lost control of the ULM which struck the ground near the runway threshold.
The portion of the trajectory in a straight line and uphill seems to indicate that the pilot was still in control of the ULM.

It could not be determined whether the loss of control was related to a steep turn to return to the runway, a degradation of the aerodynamic characteristics of the ULM caused by the loss of the right aileron and part of the wing or the conjunction of these two elements.

Sources:

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/occitanie/herault/montpellier/herault-deux-morts-apres-grave-accident-ulm-saint-martin-londres-1863118.html
https://www.midilibre.fr/2020/08/15/deux-morts-dans-un-accident-dulm-au-pied-du-pic-saint-loup-9021125.php

https://theworldnews.net/fr-news/deux-morts-dans-un-crash-d-ulm-au-pic-saint-loup-et-si-la-formation-etait-en-cause
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https://www.bea.aero/les-enquetes/evenements-notifies/detail/event/collision-avec-la-vegetation-perte-de-controle-collision-avec-le-sol-1/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Aug-2020 10:01 gerard57 Added
15-Aug-2020 10:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2020 19:21 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
15-Aug-2020 23:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
16-Aug-2020 06:35 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
16-Aug-2020 06:35 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
20-Aug-2020 22:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2020 21:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
12-Apr-2021 17:06 harro Updated [Location, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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