Accident to the TL Ultralight Sting RG identified 95SN on 04/09/2021 at Woignarue

Investigation progression Closed
Progress: 100%

On the day of the accident, the meteorological data available indicated adverse conditions for a flight under visual flight rules over the coast, with the presence of mist, fog and a low ceiling at 600 ft. Nevertheless, the pilot decided to make a flight bound for the Somme Bay, accompanied by one passenger.

It is possible that, having encountered weather conditions that were not compatible with continuing the flight in visual flight rule conditions, the pilot may have reduced speed and descended to maintain or regain sight of the ground. The microlight stalled several times at low speed before colliding with the ground.

The microlight was configured for landing during the flight, which may indicate that the pilot had intended to make a precautionary off-field landing.

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