Accident to the Pitts S2-A registered F-GIIZ on 30/05/2020 at Carcassonne (Aude)

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

The pilot planned to perform aerobatic manoeuvres overhead Carcassonne aerodrome in his plane, as he had frequently done before. During these manoeuvres, he was in the habit of climbing nearly vertically after a level flight acceleration. On the day of the accident, the pilot performed this manoeuvre up to a height of 600 ft with a speed approaching zero. He then lost control of the plane which collided with the ground.