Accident to the Pioneer 200 registered 87FR on 30/10/2019 at Saint-Junien (Haute-Vienne)

Investigation progression Closed
Progress: 100%

Cat. 2 investigation report: simplified-format report, adapted to the circumstances of the occurrence and the investigation stakes.

The pilot undertook a training flight following a long period without flying. Analysis of the flight path did not reveal any information to explain the loss of control. However, a witness statement suggests the presence of downdraughts on final at the time of the accident flight. The GNSS recordings show that the pilot did not choose to increase his approach speed during the various approaches conducted. The pilot lost control on final and struck trees before striking the ground along a near-vertical path.