Accident Pipistrel Virus SW80 HA-TAZ,
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Date:Sunday 18 August 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic PIVI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pipistrel Virus SW80
Registration: HA-TAZ
MSN: 749SWN100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tótvázsony airport -   Hungary
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Hungary
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 18 August 2019, outside Kövesgyűrpuszta, a Pipistrel Virus ultralight aircraft crashed into the side of a hill in turbulent air after a high banked turn during manoeuvring after take-off. The impact caused the landing gear to break off, the fuselage to be damaged and the aircraft to catch fire. The pilot and his passenger abandoned the aircraft before the fire was broke out.
The accident was caused by the pilot's manoeuvre in adverse weather conditions at low altitude, contrary to the flight operations instructions.


TSB Hungary

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

Revision history:

21-Feb-2022 21:57 harro Added

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