Accident to the GAZ’AILE 2 identified W16US on 15/04/2017 at the La Broue microlight strip (Charente)

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

The pilot decided to perform a test flight from the La Broue microlight strip despite it having a shorter runway than the runway at Saint-Jean-d’Angély – Saint-Denis-du Pin aerodrome. The available runway length probably led the pilot to make the rotation at low speed, which did not allow him to have effective control of the path during the initial climb. The prevailing crosswind from the right accentuated these control difficulties.