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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66368
Last updated: 3 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Archer
Registration: F-BUUN
MSN: 28-7305597
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vitrac, Puy-de-Dome -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Biscarrosse
Destination airport:Vichy
Investigating agency: BEA
The cause of the accident was due to loss of visual contact of both pilots during a formation flight.
The following factors contributed to the accident:
- Lack of pre-flight briefing a.o. with regard to maintaining the separation of the two planes.
- Lack of communication between the pilots during flight, particularly as regards their relative positions.
- Lack of visibility of the pilots in their respective planes to keep a constant visual contact on the other aircraft in the position where they were one over the other


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


Photo of F-BUUN courtesy

Pamiers - Les Pujols (LFDJ)
13 January 2007; (c) T.Laurent

F-BUUN at Midden-Zeeland (EHMZ), 20 May 1990 (photo: H.Ranter/ASN)

Revision history:

12-Jul-2009 10:36 slowkid Added
12-Jul-2009 12:07 Anon. Updated
12-Jul-2009 12:19 RobertMB Updated
12-Jul-2009 14:13 RobertMB Updated
12-Jul-2009 20:58 JerseyPilot Updated
11-Oct-2010 09:06 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2014 13:34 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]

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