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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248121
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Type:Silhouette image of generic KR30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ekolot KR-030 Topaz
Registration: 70HZ
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saint Florentin Airfield (LFGP), Bourgogne -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Saint-Florentin/Cheu Airfield (LFGP)
Destination airport:Saint-Florentin/Cheu Airfield (LFGP)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An Ekolot KR-030 Topaz ultralight aircraft crashed after a loss of engine power after takeoff from Saint Florentin Airfield, France. The pilot died and the passenger suffered serious injuries.

The residual engine power in the initial climb towards 300 ft led the pilot to perform a circuit at low height to return to land as quickly as possible on the runway. At the end of the manoeuvre, the pilot tightened his turn to focus on the runway. The microlight then found itself with a tailwind component while the pilot tried to put the wings back into horizontal. This action, combined with the effects of the wind, reduced his margin from the stall. The pilot then lost control of the microlight which collided with the ground.
A disconnection of an electronic ignition unit is possibly the cause of variations in engine power.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: BEA

Revision history:

22-Feb-2021 12:38 harro Added
22-Feb-2021 16:20 Geno Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]
23-Feb-2021 07:44 harro Updated [Registration, Damage, Narrative, Photo]
11-Feb-2022 20:11 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report]

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