Accident Pipistrel Virus 35-12,
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Date:Monday 30 November 2020
Time:14:42 lt
Type:Silhouette image of generic PIVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pipistrel Virus
Registration: 35-12
MSN: 408V912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Esztergom Airport (LHEM), Komarom-Esztergom -   Hungary
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Esztergom Airport (LHEM)
Destination airport:Esztergom Airport (LHEM)
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Pipistrel Virus suffered a nose gear collapse after an aborted takeoff.
The pilot was slightly injured and the aircraft was significantly damaged.

The 83-year-old owner of the ultralight aircraft in question started take-off on grass runway 20, in preparation for a local training flight at Esztergom airport. After about 520 metres, the nose wheel broke off and the aircraft came to rest on its back after a short skid around its nose and its transverse axis. The accident resulted in minor injuries to the pilot and significant damage to the aircraft.
The Safety Investigation Authority identified the cause of the accident as human error in the preparation of the flight and the attempted take-off, and the human factors that led to it.


KBSZ 2020-543-4.

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

Revision history:

15-Dec-2020 13:10 harro Added
15-Dec-2020 16:39 Geno Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
21-Feb-2022 21:18 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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