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Date:28-DEC-2019
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker DR.I replica
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: 59-DPK
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Valenciennes/Denain Airport (XVS/LFAV) -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Valenciennes/Denain Airport (XVS/LFAV)
Destination airport:Valenciennes/Denain Airport (XVS/LFAV)
Investigating agency: BEA
Narrative:
The Fokker Dr.I replica impacted airport terrain during initial climb.

The pilot undertook his first flight aboard the triplane aircraft he had built. During the turn before the end of the initial climb, the ultralight stalled asymmetrically to the left and collided with the ground.
In the absence of documentation on the ultralight, the examination of the wreckage did not allow to to exclude the hypothesis of a technical failure or a flight instability of the the ultralight, which had not been tested before. However, the investigation showed that the condition of the pilot was deteriorated because of a coronary disease and that there was a new heart attack in progress at the time of the flight.
This infarction probably resulted in a disability that did not allow him to control of the aircraft.

Sources:

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/hauts-de-france/nord-0/valenciennes/valenciennes-crash-avion-tourisme-homme-gravement-blesse-1767843.html
https://www.lavoixdunord.fr/687057/article/2019-12-28/un-pilote-meurt-dans-la-chute-de-son-ulm-trith-saint-leger
https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/un-avion-de-tourisme-s-ecrase-sur-l-aerodrome-de-valenciennes-denain-1577553149

https://www.lavoixdunord.fr/687310/article/2019-12-30/crash-d-un-ulm-l-aeroport-de-prouvy-rouvignies-en-sait-plus-sur-le-fou-du-volant?amp
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https://worldwarone.fandom.com/wiki/Fokker_Dr.I

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2019 18:19 gerard57 Added
28-Dec-2019 19:34 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
28-Dec-2019 20:52 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2019 20:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Dec-2019 21:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Dec-2019 22:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
28-Dec-2019 22:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
28-Dec-2019 23:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport]
29-Dec-2019 07:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Narrative]
29-Dec-2019 07:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2019 10:25 Anon. Updated [Location]
30-Dec-2019 16:35 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-May-2021 12:01 harro Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report]

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