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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190388
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Time:c. 17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-8
Registration: F-WLFV
MSN: 82267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Saint-Ambroix, Cher -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Issoudun Airport (LFEK)
Destination airport:Issoudun Airport (LFEK)
Investigating agency: BEA
The experimental plane collided with a 10.000 ton wall of straw situated along the road near Issoudun, France.
The 2 occupants were killed. The aircraft operated on a test flight and had been assembled not long ago.

The aircraft collided with an obstacle on the ground as a result of low-level acrobatic evolutions. The decision to perform these manoeuvres at a low height did not leave a safety margin in relation to the ground. This choice could have been motivated by the presence of close relatives of the pilot on the ground and in the aircraft. The lack of training and experience in aerobatic aerobatics on aircraft, and a poor knowledge of his aircraft, may have contributed to his inability to control the performance of the acrobatic manoeuvre


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years 1 month
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

27-Sep-2016 19:22 Iceman 29 Added
27-Sep-2016 19:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
28-Sep-2016 09:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Location, Source, Embed code]
28-Sep-2016 12:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Embed code]
09-Nov-2018 09:07 harro Updated [Cn, Narrative, Accident report, ]
09-Nov-2018 09:08 harro Updated [Embed code]
25-Dec-2019 18:13 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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